Why wear a sports mouthguard?
Our sports mouthguards are custom made to fit over your teeth and gums. This reduces the risk of harm during contact sports such as boxing, rugby, cricket, hockey and football. A custom-made mouthguard can also prevent damage to the jaw, neck and even the brain – helping to limit concussion and potential damage caused by a heavy blow to the mouth or face.
How is a sports mouthguard made?
Having a sports mouthguard made by Centre for Dentistry is simple. Your dentist will make impressions (moulds) of your teeth. These will be sent to our dental lab where the guard is made. You can even have your mouthguard personalised, for example your name, team colours, flags, a variety of patterns and even glitter! Just let your dentist know when you have your impressions made.
Usually around a week later, your mouthguard will be ready to collect, and your dentist will check that it fits correctly. You will be given care instructions and a protective case to keep it in. We recommend that you bring your mouthguard with you to your routine check-ups, to ensure that it continues to fit well and offer maximum protection.
How long will my sports mouthguard last?
Children’s mouthguards may need to be replaced fairly regularly to ensure they still fit correctly, but adults may not need to have their mouthguards replaced as often.
If you have an existing sports mouthguard and are unsure if it still fits, please bring it along to your appointment and the dentist will advise.