Dentists often see the results of heavy collisions during sports which lead to chipped or broken teeth.
Internal damage to the teeth, loss of a tooth, soft tissue injury, and even concussion or a broken jaw are not uncommon in this instance. These injuries can lead to long and expensive treatment to restore the teeth to normal function and appearance.
Mouthguards work as shock absorbs to cushion the blow, minimizing the risk of these injuries.
Your dentist will custom make a mouthguard to best protect your mouth. As recommended by the Australian Dental Association, our mouthguards are constructed using a laminating technique under high temperature and pressure. This ensures best adaptation to your mouth for the most comfortable fit and best protection. Mouthguards can be made over 2 short appointments are commonly covered well by your health fund.
Caring for My Mouthguard
When you receive your mouthguard from Dental On Park you will also be provided with a protective case. Following use of the mouthguard, rinse under cool, soapy water and store in your protective case in a secure, cool place. If left in the car, mouthguards can distort under high temperatures. Mouths and teeth may change over time, leading to a reduction in the fit of your mouthguard. We recommend you bring your mouthguard to your preventive care appointment every six months for review of its fit and absorbency. Research has found that the absorbency of mouthguards decreases over time, so it is recommended that a new mouthguard is constructed every two years to keep up the protection you need.
If your mouth or teeth change due to growth, adult teeth erupting, or placement of restorations, then you may need a new mouthguard fitted sooner.Don’t Risk Your Smile While “over-the-counter” or “boil and bite” mouthguards are better than not wearing a mouthguard at all, they often give the wearer a false sense of confidence. Due to the poor adaptation, these mouthguards will often become loose, or dislodge at a time when you most need their protection, as well as make it more difficult to talk, and breathe.