Have you ever suffered an injury while playing sport? Maybe a stray ball hit you in the mouth, or you fell or ran into someone by mistake. People of all ages enjoy exercising, and many participate in various physical activities, from boxing to cricket. While many games have rules or personal protective equipment to stay safe, accidents still happen. Some may associate sporting incidents with broken arms or legs, but what about teeth?
Ways to Protect Your Smile
Besides regular brushing, flossing and use of mouthwash, we always recommend that our patients do their best to safeguard their oral health. Although playing sports gives many of our patients a fantastic opportunity to stay healthy, engage socially, and stay active, physical activity can create a higher risk for dental trauma. In some cases, we may recommend a mouthguard to help protect some of our more active patients’ teeth.
Mouthguards in Tamworth
A properly fitting mouthguard can make a huge difference while playing sport. Just like nightguards, mouthguards provide a custom fit solution that stays in place when our patients need it most. Mouthguards designed for sport generally help absorb the shock from sudden impacts commonly suffered in sports like soccer and basketball (amongst others). At Oasis Smiles Dental, our patients can expect custom-fitting mouthguards that stay in place and help them avoid needless dental trauma.
Benefits of Mouthguards
Patients choosing to safeguard their smile with a mouthguard can expect a lower risk for trauma-related incidents and better longevity for their oral health. Some notable benefits include:
- Besides protecting the teeth, mouthguards also protect the jaw, gums, cheeks and lips.
- Those wearing braces can still use mouthguards and avoid complicated oral injuries.
- Mouthguards protect from fractures, cracks, and loss of teeth due to trauma.
- Mouthguards also protect from tooth to tooth contact within the mouth.
We want to protect our patients’ teeth beyond routine cleanings and other necessary treatments. If you are interested in lowering your child’s or your own risk for dental injuries, we warmly invite you to contact our practice at (02) 6766 2668 or online for more information on protecting the longevity of a healthy smile.