Safe Teeth While You Play Sports
Every Year in Australia There are Thousands of Children Treated for Dental Injuries That Could have been Prevented by Wearing a Mouthguard
Children and adults are advised to wear mouthguards Melbourne during training and playing all contact sports. These include football, basketball, soccer, hockey, boxing, martial arts and more. By wearing a mouthguard you are also protecting your lips, tongue, jaw and face. For the best protection from a mouthguard, you should purchase one from a dentist.
Why you should Buy a Mouthguard from a Dentist
If you are looking to protect the health of your teeth, your jaws, and your face, then you want a mouthguard fitted by a dentist. After all, who else is better qualified to look after your oral health? While stock, as well as boil and bite mouthguards, are okay, they don’t provide the same support as a custom-fitted mouthguard. Additionally, you can bring your custom-fitted mouthguard back to the dentist so we can keep an eye on it. Because, after a time, you will need to replace the mouthguard. On average, you will need to replace your mouthguard once every twelve months. However, this does depend on how frequently you use your mouthguard, as well as whether or not your bite changes; or if adult teeth start to come through.
Keeping Your Mouthguard Clean
Irrespective of the sort of mouthguard you choose to purchase, keeping a mouthguard clean and in good condition is simple. Rinse your mouthguard in cold water, gently dry it and then place it in a plastic container. If you leave your mouthguard in the sun or rinse it with hot water you run the risk of distorting the mouthguard and rendering it useless.
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