Why choose a custom-fitted sports mouthguard?
In Australia there are two common types of mouthguards; the stock ‘boil and bite’ mouthguard found at sporting stores and pharmacy stores or the custom-fitted sports mouthguard made at your dentist’s clinic.
Elastoblast mouthguards are sold at many pharmacy stores and comes in sizes for juniors, youths and adults. These self-fitted, over-the-counter ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards are not designed specifically for everyone. Most people don’t have perfect teeth. The over-the-counter mouthguard wont fit your teeth and gums snugly. The mouthguards are roomy, loose and can displace during play which is harmful and can cause dental injury.
MC Dental’s custom-fitted sports mouthguards are made by taking impressions of the teeth and gums, giving maximum protection. You can rest assured that your custom-made sports mouthguard will protect your teeth and gums from sport injury.
Who should wear sports mouthguards?
Players 6+ years are encouraged to wear a sports mouthguard when they play or train. MC Dental are seeing patients that play high contact sports such as football, rugby and hockey and low contact sports such as basketball, cricket and netball. Injuries are not limited to the type of sport. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends wearing a custom-fitted sports mouthguard instead of a pharmacy over-the-counter mouthguard.
The pros and cons of custom-fitted sports mouthguards
The pros far outweigh the cons. Two professionals will oversee the impressions and moulding. During a routine dental check up and clean the dentist can check the sports mouthguard for wear and tear. The downside to custom-fitted mouthguards is the small waiting period. Chemist store sports mouthguards are convenient for patients that are time-poor and on a budget. However, maximum protection cannot be guaranteed.
Get the 10% OFF sports mouthguard special
For a limited time receive 10% off a custom-fitted sports mouthguard during a dental check-up and clean appointment. Discount is off the regular price of a sports mouthguard and does not apply to general dental check-up and clean appointment. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This special offer is not transferable or redeemable for cash and expires 30/9/2020. To get your custom-made sports mouthguard book online here or phone us today.