Mouthguards for sport – Protect your child’s teeth.
FACT! In contact sports, 60% of dental injuries can be eliminated with the use of a mouthguard.
Whether your child is part of a weekend football club or has just joined the school rugby team, protecting your child’s teeth from injury should be prioritised.
Many mouth-related injuries happen during sport, like chipped or broken front teeth, fractured tooth roots due to trauma and deep cuts to the lips and tissue inside the mouth.
It’s heart-breaking for all involved, especially for your child, who may have to face a lifetime of future treatments.
If your child has fixed braces, they are especially vulnerable to a sports-related injury because the soft tissue and inside lips are particularly exposed to the metal areas of the brace.
A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that college students who wore mouthguards whilst playing sports were less likely to experience a sports-related concussion as well as tooth injuries.
A good fitting mouthguard is key!
How to get the correctly fitting mouthguard
The best option is to bring your mouthguard to your child’s next check-up appointment. We can advise you on how it fits:
- We will check to see if your child can talk with it in place.
- Breathe easily.
- Check that it is not falling in and out of your child’s mouth.
- Ensure it is fit for purpose.
We highly recommend a custom-made guard as you only get one set of teeth!
With a custom-made device we can different designs and colours to match your child’s team. If your child is engaged with the way it looks and feels, they’re more inclined to wear it.
Contact the reception team book and check-up and bring your mouth guard along!