Prevention of sports injuries
Prevention of sports injuries to the teeth can be achieved by wearing a properly constructed mouthguard whenever playing sport and training. Anyone who takes part in a sport where there is a risk of facial or head injuries should wear a mouthguard. An injury can take place just as easily during training as during a match or event. Therefore it is as important to wear your mouthguard during training sessions as well as when competing.
What is a mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a specially moulded piece of plastic that fits over the upper teeth and gums. Although not available under the NHS, the provision of sports mouthguards forms part of our private dental treatments.
- A mouthguard works by absorbing and spreading the force of a blow to the face, reducing the risk of broken teeth or losing a tooth; cuts to the lips, cheeks and tongue; broken jaws; concussion.
- A custom made mouthguard will cost a lot less than many other essential items of sporting equipment. In preventing pain and disfigurement, it is a very worthwhile investment.
- Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send the impression to one of our reliable dental laboratories to have the mouthguard made to fit your mouth perfectly.
- Most of our patients are in a hurry to have their sports mouthguard made so they can safely partake in sport, particularly contact sports. The dental laboratory we have chosen to make our mouthguards offers a quick turn around service, normally 7 – 10 days, without compromising on quality.
- On your second visit your dentist at Magee Dental Care will fit the mouthguard and make any necessary adjustments to ensure it fits securely and comfortably.