Mouthguards

Who Should Wear a Mouthguard?

Anyone who is involved in an activity with a risk of falls or of head contact with other players or equipment should wear one. This includes football, basketball, soccer, hockey and skateboarding. Many people consider football and hockey to be the most dangerous sports for teeth, but many sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and soccer as well.

How do you Choose a Mouthguard?

Many DPs and dentists will agree that any mouth guard is better than none, but it is important to choose one that fits comfortably and stays securely in place. It should not be too bulky because that interferes with breathing or speech. Sadly too many mouthguards end up in the players pocket because they do not provide sufficient comfort.

Consequently, many parents have a false sense of security that their child is wearing their mouthguard.

Which Colour?

According to some research, the colour used in the material can have a detrimental effect on the shock absorbency of the mouthguard. The darker the colour, the less the shock absorbency. We do still offer a variety of colours to choose from, but advise against dark colours.

Taking Care of Your Mouthguard

It is important to keep your mouthguard away from heat. Do not leave it in your car or in a bag that is exposed to direct sunlight. It should be rinsed thoroughly after each use and stored in a cool place. Using a mouthwash or denture cleanser will leave a pleasant taste. For sportspeople under 18, it should be replaced annually but for the older sportsperson, you can generally wear it for up to 2 years.

For proper protection, fit and comfort , consult us now.

Revolutionary New AirGard™

At DentuCare Denture Professionals, we also offer the revolutionary new AirGard™ mouthguard which offers added shock absorbency by the inclusion of small air pockets.

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