Your teeth’s enamel is the hardest substance in your body. They come second to diamonds as the hardest compound on earth. However, this doesn’t mean they are invulnerable to damage. They need protection, particularly if you are engaging in a sports activity.
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim we make it possible to enjoy your sports activity without compromising your pearly whites. We fabricate premium quality custom fitted mouthguards, so your teeth are protected without spoiling the fun! Read on and learn more about how Comfort Dental Centre Buderim can help.
What Is A Mouthguard?
Mouthguards are a protective device worn over the teeth during a sports activity. They are rubber-like and fit in the mouth, encasing your teeth and gums to cushion the impact of a blow.
What Happens If You Don’t Wear A Mouthguard?
Engaging in a sports activity without wearing mouthguard poses great dangers to your mouth such as:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Loose tooth/teeth
- Knocked out tooth/teeth
- Fractured jawbone
- Soft tissues injury
Types Of Mouthguards
Over-the-counter mouthguards – Also called drugstore mouthguards, these are stocky and do not offer as much comfort and protection as a custom-fitted mouthguard. They are made of plastic and easily fall out because of the material used and because they are not custom-fitted to your size.
Custom-fitted mouthguards – Custom-fitted mouthguards are fabricated to your size by your dentist. They fit perfectly in your mouth and allow easy breathing and speaking.
Benefits of Custom-fitted mouthguards
- Allow easy speaking and breathing.
- Do not fall out.
- Durable compared to OTC mouthguards.
- Provide optimum protection.
- Can be personalised.
Who Should Wear A Mouthguard?
Anyone who engages in sports, particularly contact sports, should wear a mouthguard. Sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year. And this includes both young and old alike, even more so for those who wear braces.
Durable Custom-Fitted Mouthguards At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
Don’t let the risks of oral damage spoil your fun. At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim you don’t have to choose between keeping your teeth secure and having fun, you can have both! We have durable custom-fitted mouthguards to match your adrenaline rush.
Call (07) 5370 8865 or visit us at T204B, 32 Wises Road in Buderim.