Football season is just around the corner and now is the time to prepare. You’ll need more just shiny new boots and shin guards. A mouthguard is essential for adults and children who play many winter sports and may prevent life-changing injuries. Here are a few ways that they protect you:
- May help reduce concussion
- Protects against soft tissue injuries
- Protects against jaw joint injuries
- Cushions teeth against impact
- Helps prevent neck and jaw injuries
But not all mouthguards are the same. More people are choosing custom mouthguards, as there is a growing trend in injuries sustained by people who wear the inadequate ‘boil and bite’ style. A custom mouthguard is fitted and manufactured by a knowledgeable and experienced dental professional. They reduce the chance of common injuries such as jaw fracture and dislocation; tooth loss and chipping.
You can choose from three types of mouthguard: junior (light); professional (medium); elite (heavy). We consider which type of sport you play, and at what level, to determine the type we recommend for your needs.
Why choose a custom mouthguard? Because only a ‘custom-fit’ mouthguard offers the best comfort and protection against injury. Some of the benefits include:
- Greater protection and comfort
- Clear speech
- Easier breathing
- Choice of three types of durability
- Choice of colours and designs
- No gagging
All custom made mouthguards, manufactured by Wisdom Denture Clinic, come with the wearer’s name and number inscribed just in case it gets lost. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the cost too, as all custom mouthguards may be claimed from your health fund for a rebate of $30-$90.
So don’t wait, contact us today and enquire about a custom mouthguard. Enjoy sport the fullest with the best protection available.