At Gordon Family Dental, we’re passionate about preventative dentistry and believe that a custom mouthguard is the best thing you can do for your teeth if you have recently taken up a sporting activity. Read below to discover the importance of wearing a custom Gordon sports mouthguard.
Gordon Sports Mouthguards – Why Wear a Custom Mouthguard?
Sports mouthguards are designed to protect the teeth and gums and reduce the risk of harm to the jaw and neck while playing contact sports. However, some sporting mouthguard types provide more protection than others. For example, if you buy a mouthguard from your local sports store, it won’t be tailored to fit the exact shape of your mouth. These standard mouthguards are more likely to be uncomfortable to wear. As a result, you’re more likely to leave it at home or left in their sports bag. Ultimately, you are back to square one – playing sport without oral protection.
So what’s the solution?
A custom-made mouthguard. A Gordon sports mouthguard is custom-designed to fit your mouth only and provides superior protection, performance, and comfort.
How Are Custom Mouthguards in Gordon NSW Made?
Custom sports mouthguards are quick and simple to make for our experienced dentists at Gordon Family Dental. First, our dentist will take an impression of your mouth and bite. This impression creates a mould from which your custom sports mouthguard will be tailor-made.
When a mouthguard perfectly fits your teeth, it’s unlikely to fall out during sport. Even if you do suffer an impact, it’s more likely to properly cushion or soften the blow. In addition, it will be more comfortable to wear and won’t rub against your lips or gums. Finally, a well-fitting custom-mouthguard will allow you to speak more easily.
Gordon Sports Mouthguards – What About Cost?
Off-the-shelf varieties are considerably and understandably cheaper than custom mouthguards. Gordon residents, however, are assured of optimum protection for their teeth and gums when they choose a custom guard. Unfortunately the same can’t always be said for store-bought mouthguards.
Around 40% of all dental injuries are sports-related. When you hear “contact sport”, you usually think of traditional football or boxing. Truth is that soccer, basketball, even water-polo are all contact sports. Statistically, mountain bike riding has a very high rate of facial trauma and teeth being avulsed.
Research suggests that you are 60 times less likely to suffer a dental injury if you wear a sports mouthguard. Yet, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out (avulsed) every year. So while wearing a helmet to protect the head is second nature, perhaps more should be done to protect our teeth.
To find out more about how our Gordon sports mouthguards can better protect you, book an appointment at Gordon Family Dental. We’re here to help you to care for your smile!