Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. A blow to the mouth or lower jaw can cause damage to the teeth and gums or result in concussion.
The Australian Dental Association recommends that anyone who participates in a sport that carries a risk of contact to the face should wear a mouthguard. This includes sports such as football, boxing or rugby and also collision sports including basketball, hockey, netball, softball and soccer. It is important that this includes training, and not just big matches. Accidents happen when you least suspect.
The cheaper type of mouth guard currently available is the over the counter ‘boil & bite’ variety. These mouthguards are made of a plastic which is softened in hot water and molded by placing in the mouth. These mouthguards are often ineffective and can cause discomfort and difficulties breathing and speaking.
Cornerstone Dental offers Prosafe mouthguards – a top-quality product which is custom made and professionally fitted to ensure a high level of comfort and protection. They are comfortable to wear and have good retention and fit, causing minimal interference to speaking and breathing even under demanding conditions. Prosafe mouthguards are made on-site and are available in a light, medium or heavy size depending on your requirements.
To obtain a custom-fitted Fortress mouthguard, request a fitting with your dentist.