Protect your smile with a custom mouthguard.
Whether you play a high-contact or low-contact sport, a mouthguard can protect you from injuries such as a broken jaw, a cut tongue and, of course, broken, cracked, fractured or even knocked-out teeth. They can also protect you from the pressures exerted when clenching your teeth during strenuous activities, like weight lifting. But not all mouthguards are created equal.
What mouthguard should you wear?
Experience tells us that custom-fitted mouthguards provide the best protection as they’re designed to fit the exact contours of your mouth. This means they stay firmly in place, but also means you’re able to breathe and talk comfortably.
Only dental professionals are qualified to design, make and fit a custom mouthguard, so book an appointment with our experienced team and we’ll design a made-to-measure mouthguard for you.
What’s wrong with over-the-counter mouthguards?
Over-the-counter mouthguards (known as ‘boil-and-bite mouthguards’) can move around in your mouth, not only compromising the protection they provide, but potentially causing serious injury.
They can impair breathing, affect your ability to speak and even become wedged in the back of the throat – a potentially life-threatening situation.
How does a mouthguard work?
We make a custom-fitted mouthguard by taking an impression of your teeth and jaw, ensuring it fits and works perfectly, safely absorbing and dissipating the force of any impact or potentially damaging blow.
How should you look after your mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a vital piece of protection, so it’s important to take care of it. It should be stored out of the sun and washed in cold water after use, and we recommend that you ask your dentist to check your mouthguard regularly. This is particularly important for children, as their teeth move.
If you have health cover, your mouthguard may be free, but even if you aren’t entitled to a free mouthguard, don’t risk serious dental injury and a lifetime of expense – talk to your dentist at Keys Dental about a custom-fitted mouthguard.