“Accidents and injuries happen when you least expect them, which is the reason why protecting yourself from these unfortunate incidents is very important”.
Injuries to the teeth, the gums, the lips, and the whole oral cavity are more commonplace for those who engage in contact sports.
If you are an athlete or someone who regularly enjoys sports with a high risk of getting injured while playing, investing in a mouthguard is essential in making sure that your teeth and the whole mouth are always protected.
“A mouthguard can protect your teeth and gums – and can help preserve your smile even after a sports injury”
What is a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a dental appliance that is worn for protective cover for the teeth, gums, lips, and the oral cavity from injuries especially when playing contact sports.
The mouthguard is created to perfectly fit over your teeth and gums using your own unique measurements and specifications, so that it feels comfortable when worn and not awkward at all. An ill-fitting mouthguard can do more harm and damage especially when an unexpected trauma is dealt to the mouth area.
Protect Yourself with a Mouthguard
When an accident or injury occurs and you do not have a mouthguard on, the blunt force can break your teeth and cause the loss of permanent teeth. The trauma can also lead to injuries on the jaws, the lips, the gums, the soft inner tissues of the mouth, and the tongue.
A mouthguard works not only in covering and providing protection for the teeth and the gums, but also acts as a shock absorber so the skull and the jaws do not receive the full impact of the blunt force.
A mouthguard can be used by both children and adults to provide the necessary protection from dental injuries. Athletes who regularly engage in contact sports will benefit from the regular use of a mouthguard to ensure that their teeth and gums are as far away from serious injury as possible – even if an unexpected force is placed on the area of the mouth.
We use mouthguards from OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturers of mouthguards. OPRO mouthguards are available in a variety of colours and type – depending on the sports you will engage in, and the impact that more or less is expected from any injury while engaging in such sports.