Mouthguard Creation in Perth
Being young and physically active can come with health risks. One of them is risk of trauma to your mouth, teeth and dental tissue.
Research suggests that approximately half of all international athletes are at risk of severe dental injuries due to the nature of their profession. These injuries can cause irreversible damage to the face, gums or jaw. Thankfully, these injuries can be avoided by taking the appropriate precautions.
Many professionals now use mouthguards when playing sports like rugby and boxing. However, many amateurs are unaware of the need for a good quality mouthguard and are unfortunately the ones who sustain the worst injuries.
Mouthguards are manufactured to protect the teeth and dental tissue from impact during sports or physical activities where there is a risk of contact with the mouth. The mouthguard absorbs impact and significantly reduces the risk of losing teeth or permanent damage to the gums.
We recommend using a custom mouthguard when playing competitive sport, or other high risk activities like mountain biking or skateboarding.
Custom fitted mouthguards are recommended by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and are found to be superior to off the shelf ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards in terms of:
- Ability to talk (with mouthguard in!)
- Ability to breathe
Improved comfort makes it more likely that mouthguards are worn, especially by children.
The ADA recommend that mouthguards be replaced every 12 months for both children and adults, or after “significant” dental treatment which can change the shape and structure of your bite.
Looking after your mouthguard is easy. You simply need to rinse it after each use to keep it clean and fresh. We provide a perforated container for you to safely store and air your mouthguard.
It’s best to keep your mouthguard away from direct heat and sunlight as this could cause damage to the plastic. We will check the condition of your mouthguard during your regular appointments to ensure it still fits correctly and does not have any rips or tears.