Preventative sports care
Playing sports brings with it the risk of lost, broken, moved or chipped teeth, internal tooth injury, gum injuries and even broken jaws. So it makes sense to wear a mouthguard to significantly reduce or circumvent the effects of a facial impact on your teeth. Mouthguards will help in some way but the benefit of using a custom fit dental mouth guard means your risk of injury is significantly more reduced.
A mouthguard works by absorbing and spreading the impact to the face which will greatly reduce or completely avoid the mouth injury. Dental injuries can be time consuming and expensive to fix so the initial cost of the mouthguard itself will undoubtedly save you money in the long run. Dental injuries can also affect the form and function of your teeth which can create further problems down the track.
Your mouthguard can stain and absorb odours that can cause bacteria to grow on the mouthguard, if not cared for properly.
- after each use, rinse your mouthguard with cold water and dry thoroughly before returning it to the protective case provided.
- At least once per week, brush your mouthguard with a soft toothbrush, soap and luke warm water, not toothpaste or mouthwash.
- Do not place custom mouthguard in hot/boiling water for cleaning or soaking, as it will change the shape of the mouthguard.
- Do not use alcohol-based products for soaking or cleaning.
- Do not chew on your mouthguard or eat while wearing it as this can alter the fit and weaken its performance.
- Do not store the mouthguard box in direct sunlight and do not subject your mouthguard to extremities of temperature.
- Do not soak the mouthguard in Dettol, Listerine.
- Do not use toothpaste on the mouthguard.