Cork Dental Care::Patient Services

By: Cork Dental Care  05/12/2011
Keywords: Teeth

Who needs a Mouthguard?

Mouthguards should be used by everyone - both children and adults - who play contact sports such as football, hurling, boxing, soccer, hockey and basketball. However, even those participating in non-contact sports (for example gymnastics) and recreational activities such as skateboarding and mountain biking, that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth, would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.

We provide high quality shock absorbing maouthguards designed for competitive sports people with attitude. All our mouthguards are designed to accomodate the patient's unique dental pattern based on their personal impressions. The result is a custom fit sports guard made to the athletes own requirements. All children, teenagers and adults have different shaped jaws and teeth and a custom fabricated mouthguard is important for fit, comfort and protection. You can choose the colour and we provide name tagging plus a storage box.

Generally, mouthguards cover your upper teeth only, but in some instances (such as if you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw), our dentist will make a mouth guard for the lower teeth as well.

If you are a coach or trainer please consult us re the special packages available for teams.

Why Use A Mouth Guard When Playing Sports?

Because accidents can happen during any physical activity, the advantage of using a mouthguard is that it can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue and soft tissues of your mouth. Mouthguards also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth or even tooth loss.

Can I Wear A Mouth Guard If I Wear Braces?

Yes. Since an injury to the face could damage orthodontic braces or other fixed appliances, a properly fitted mouthguard may be particularly important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. An important reminder: do not wear any retainers or other removable appliance during any contact sports or during any recreational activities that put your mouth at risk for injury.

Keywords: Teeth

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