FACT SHEET: MOUTHGUARDS - Belmont - Providence Medical Group
Did you know?

  • Mouthguards can protect you from injuries of teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue, and jaw when practicing sport.
  • Even non-contact sports like cricket, basketball, netball, touch football, skateboarding, and soccer carry a real risk of accidental collision, and resulting dental trauma.
  • The use of a mouth guard can prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries to the mouth each year.

What are mouthguards?

  • A custom-fitted mouthguard works by absorbing and spreading the impact of the damaging blow.
  • It is fabricated based on an impression of your teeth and jaw taken by your dentist.

Why custom fitted mouthguard?

  • Greater protection
  • Fits the exact contour of your mouth
  • Allows speech and normal breathing
  • Resilient and tear-resistent
  • Commonly known as boil-and-bite mouthguards do not protect the teeth, are loosely fitted, impede breathing and speaking, and can even wedge in the back of the throat at impact which could be life threatening

How to take care of the mouthguard:

  • Rinse before and after each use or brush with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Occasionally clean the mouthguard in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
  • Transport the mouthguard in a sturdy container that has vents.
  • Make sure not to leave the mouthguard in the sun or in hot water.
  • Check for wear and replace the mouthguard when necessary.

Get your own CUSTOM MADE mouthguard today!!!

Come and visit Providence Medical and Dental – Belmont and speak to our Dentist Dr Manu Walker.