Accidents happen at all ages and especially so, when contact sports are involved. While sport is a great way to bond with your team mates, get fit and support your well-being, here at Holistic Dental Melbourne CBD, we are concerned about the mouth, jaw or face trauma we see, when the game doesn’t go as hoped.
Fortunately, there is a way to prevent serious damage during contact sport – getting a mouthguard fitted at our Melbourne clinic.
Here are our 5 top reasons to get a Mouth guard for sports in Melbourne
- Protect against knocked out teeth
This is one of the most common injuries to those who don’t wear a mouth guard. An elbow, ball to the face or fall may see you loose one or more teeth, or have your tooth chipped. In some cases, the damage is so bad that it is not possible to fix the tooth.
The padding provides shock protection and coverage to help prevent these types of injuries.
- Protect soft tissue
Lips, tongue and gums are all susceptible during contact sports – especially when you have very sharp edges on your teeth. A mouthguard will help protect your soft tissue from damage as the mouthguard provides cushioning within your mouth.
- Protect against jaw fractures
A mouthguard helps to stop the lower jaw from jamming into the upper jaw in the unfortunate event that you get a nasty knock to the jaw during sport.
- Protect existing dental work
If you currently have braces or have had implants, crowns or veneers etc, then you could undo the good work that’s been done to restore or straighten your teeth. Wearing an athletic mouth guard is great insurance for your existing dental work.
- Cheap Investment in your Dental Health
Compare getting a sports mouth guard, to major damage in not wearing one, which could cost thousands, so there’s only one clear choice. Aside from the cost to have the damage fixed, you also have the impact of your injuries on your future dental health.
Mouth guard Melbourne
You’ll find there are a variety of sport mouth guards available in Melbourne (in pharmacies or dental clinics) but we take this extremely seriously and only recommend a custom fitted mouth guard that has a level of protection built in, specifically for you, depending on the sports you play. Why would you risk your teeth and dental health with anything less than the ultimate protection?