If you play the following sports, you may be aware that you need a mouthguard: basketball, field hockey, water polo, lacrosse, netball, baseball, softball, squash, soccer, BMX racing, equestrian, skateboarding and inline skating, water and snow skiing.
However, the general public is less aware of the importance of a custom-made mouthguard from their dentist Newcastle. In this article, we will explore the benefits of a dentist-made mouthguard designed by your dentist Newcastle.
What injuries can a mouthguard prevent?
If you are not wearing a mouthguard, you may suffer from a fractured or dislodged tooth, cuts to the lips, cuts to the tongue, or a broken jaw. By wearing a mouthguard, you can limit the risk to your teeth and your soft tissues.
How? A mouthguard helps to absorb the shocks of impact, and to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth directly. The potential cause of such injuries includes various types of incidents that may occur such as a ball to the head, head to head contact, extreme tooth clenching, or other blows to the mouth or face.
A mouthguard is beneficial for the obvious reason of limiting your discomfort but also because of the difficulty of effectively treating certain types of dental trauma after the fact with your local emergency dentist.
Why do I need a custom-made mouthguard?
Many sports players and their parents may be familiar with the over-the-counter or store-bought variety of mouthguard. This may come in a stock size that cannot be adjusted or it may involve placing the mouthguard in boiling water and then biting down into it to contour it to the teeth.
This sort of mouthguard is less effective for a number of reasons, when compared with a custom-made sports mouthguard from your dentist near me, dentist nib, dental Newcastle, complete dental Newcastle, Afterpay dentist Newcastle, or cosmetic dentist Newcastle.
Firstly, they often cause discomfort when you wear them, as they are less closely fitted. This can distract you or their child from their game, and possibly even decrease their focus and ability to watch the ball and stay safe.
Secondly, because it is less closely fitted to the teeth, it is more likely to come out of position, and when it is not in position, it of course cannot offer the protection that is needed in contact sports. For similar reasons of fit, custom mouthguards don’t interfere with speech or breathing.
Finding a dentist to make a custom mouthguard.
Newcastle Dental Care offers custom-made mouthguards for sports. We also offer custom-made mouthguards for bruxism or tooth grinding, to protect the teeth of patients who grind their teeth when they are asleep.
For more information on custom-mouthguards or to arrange a custom-made mouthguard for yourself or your child, contact cosmetic dentist Newcastle and Best Dentist in Newcastle, Newcastle Dental Care, on 02 4075 9790 or email@example.com.