With sport season about to kick off, the only thing National Dental Care Alexandra Hills – DL Dental want you to knock out is the ball. When it comes to mouthguards, a badly-fitting mouthguard can make the damage worse.Here are tips from our Alexandra Hills dentists to keep you smiling, on and off the sports field.
Contact sports like rugby, football, basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey are all mouthguard musts. If your sport involves contact, balls, falls or equipment, talk to your Alexandra Hills Dentist so we can protect your winning smile.
Keep it custom
A custom-made mouthguard is a removable rubber or polyvinyl protector, usually worn over your top teeth to protect both your teeth and jaw from sport-related impact. Because they’re made from a mould of your teeth, they’re more comfortable and better fitting.
One size doesn’t fit all
While store-bought mouthguards are generally low-cost and are widely and instantly available, they don’t provide the same comfort and protection. Because they’re only in one size, store-bought mouthguards are bulkier and can make breathing harder.
Fitting a custom mouthguard is quick and simple. We take a mould of your mouth and send it to a dental lab to make your custom and comfortable mouthguard. Because it’s made just for you, we can even make them in your team colours. Talk to the team at DL Dental today about custom mouthguards and protect your teeth.
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