Newcastle Dental Care treats numerous patients every year who have suffered injury to their teeth and mouth as the result of playing sports. These injuries, in a high percentage of cases, are avoidable. A professionally-fitted mouthguard provides protection against many injuries sustained on the field, the court, or at the wicket.
Everyone in Newcastle who partakes in contact, and many non-contact sports, should be wearing a mouthguard while playing. This includes such obvious sports as football, rugby, and boxing, but unexpected contact often occurs in other sports, such as:
- Field Hockey
- Water Polo
- BMX racing
- Skateboarding and inline skating
- Water and snow skiing
A collision with an opponent or teammate, or a knock from the ball or the ground can result in chipped or broken teeth, internal damage, broken jaws, brain injuries and soft tissue trauma. These problems can cause issues in time to growing bodies, and many are easily avoidable with a well-fitting mouthguard.
At Newcastle Dental, we provide mouth guards for Newcastle’s sportsman, young and old. Contact us today for a fitting and keep yourself, and the aspiring sportsmen in your home, protected.