Custom Fitted Mouthguards from Rochedale Smiles, Dentists in Rochedale
Custom-fitted mouthguards can significantly minimize trauma to teeth, surrounding tissues and jaws caused by sporting collisions. They adapt to the teeth and gums, which provide protection to teeth during contact and allow you to speak and breathe clearly during sports games. Your Rochedale Dentist and The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends custom-fitted mouthguards, as they have been shown to best reduce the various injuries resulting from trauma.
Sporting accidents, especially contact sports, are one of the most common causes of dental trauma. The injuries can range from chipped or broken teeth, concussion of the tooth, displacement of the tooth, and in the worst case, complete removal of the tooth. The trauma is also likely to cause injury to the surround soft tissues.
Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard made by a dentist can assist in absorbing and distributing the impact and therefore minimise or hopefully eliminate any trauma. Dental injuries can be painful and the injury can be long lasting. The injury and costs far exceed the cost of a custom-made mouthguard.
The custom-made dental mouthguard require simple impressions of your teeth by the dentist to make models on which the mouthguard is fabricated. Rochedale Smiles strives for a quick manufacture of your mouthguard to ensure you have it for game day!
It is important to wear a custom-made mouthguard for all contact sports and even during training. Stock or “boil and bite” mouthguards have been shown to actually increase damage to your teeth than not wearing a mouthguard during an accident.
Further information can be found on the ADA website.