Taking part in sports, outdoor and recreational activities are an essential part of life and are something that people of all ages participate in.
However, these high contact sports and activities could be dangerous and significantly increase your chances of getting injured and permanently damaging your teeth.
We offer professionally molded mouthguards in virtually any colour.
Learn more about mouthguards and when one may be required.
A properly fitted mouthguard can prevent a lifetime of extra dental visits and pain from your back pocket!
Here at Dentist of Ivahoe we can provide, custom made and fitted mouthguards that will help protect your teeth as well as boost your sporting experience by allowing you to breathe, talk and to lessen the risk of concussion.
Yes, you may be able to wear a mouthguard, however, this will depend on your specific needs, and must be designed with care. During your free consultation, we can advise you if a mouthguard is going to work for your situation.
To ensure they remain clean and last a long time, some things you can do are: rinse in cold water after use, keep in a rigid plastic container, keep out of direct sunlight, have your mouthguard inspected at your regular checkup, and definitely do not chew the mouthguard.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that anyone who participates in a sport that involves contact and thus a risk of injury to the face should use a mouthguard. This includes sports such as rugby, AFL, soccer, basketball, netball, hockey and boxing.
In some cases, yes. We can design a custom mouthguard designed to improve the airflow in your mouth and throat while sleeping. This is a different type of mouthguard than is used in contact sports. You’ll need a sleep study and consultation to ensure we can create the ideal solution to help reduce snoring.
The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends the use of custom fitted mouthguard because it can be manufactured to give you the best chance of your teeth and bones surviving a big hit by either another individual, or even a ball or stick. Boil and bites may give an approximate fit, but it isn’t designed to give you maximum protection.
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