Did you know only 36% of children aged 5-17 wear a mouth-guard during games?
Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injuries, but are easily prevented and minimised by a custom-made mouth-guard. Wearing a custom-fitted mouth-guard can help to absorb and spread the impact of a blow to the face, which might otherwise result in injuries such as knocked-out teeth and broken jaws.
A custom-fitted mouth-guard should be worn when playing or training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact to the face, such as hockey, netball, football and basketball.
Whilst generic, shop bought mouth-guards offer some protection; they do not provide the custom-fit that a dentally made mouth-guard offers. The cost of an injury to your teeth or jaw far exceeds the cost of a custom-fitted mouth-guard not to mention the pain, time off and lengthy treatment that can result from injuries
A Mouth-guard is easily and quickly made, and only requires a short appointment for impression taking. Mouth-guards should then be checked at regular dental checkups to ensure a good fit and maximum protection and stored in a clean, rigid container away from heat to maintain shape.
For more information please visit www.mouthguardawareness.info.