No Mouthguard? No Smile Protection!

No mouthguard = no smile protection

As a dentists there are few moments we see a parent more distressed than after a sporting accident has cause their child major tooth damage.

It’s a scare tactic – the statistics are in... Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard while playing sport will keep your child is at least 60 times safer.

That’s right – 60 times!

What’s amazing is we still see only 30% of kids wearing any type of mouthguards during sport [1].  It’s often because they have an uncomfortable ‘boil & bite’ mouthguard.  Mouthguards made by a dental professional will fit snuggly and enable wearers to breathe and speak more easily. Most importantly – they’ll offer far more protection.

These over the counter mouthguards are simple not as effective or safe as a custom-fitted ones.  Briarna Arnold finds that most “boil and bite” mouthguards don’t fit correctly over the lip area and as a result offer far less protection to the lips, jaw and teeth. Victoria’s emergency departments treat approximated 1000 sports related dental injuries a year.

We’d like to see a year were we seen zero kids with sports injuries to teeth.

Remember, wearing a mouthguard is 60 times safer than not wearing one so please don’t risk it!


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Maximum protection asgainst:

• Broken and lost teeth
• Jaw fractures
• Concussions &  Base-of-skull injuries

Shock Absorption

The shock absorption qualities of custom-made mouthguards not only protect teeth but also minimise the risk of concussion or, even worse, base-of-skull fractures.

[1] ADA Inc., March 2013, The fabrication, use and maintenance of sports mouthguards a revised edition of Standards Australia/ADA Inc. publication: HB 209-2003 Guidelines for the fabrication, use and maintenance of sports mouthguards