At Peninsula Dental, we recommend mouthguards for patients participating in sports that carry a risk of contact to the face.
Every year thousands of children are treated for dental injuries, which could have been prevented or the severity minimised by wearing a protective mouthguard.
Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a risk of contact to the face should wear a mouthguard. This includes obvious sports such as football, boxing and rugby as well as collision sports where unexpected contact often happens. Examples include basketball, hockey, water polo, lacrosse, netball, baseball, softball, squash, soccer, BMX bike riding, horse riding, skateboarding, in-line skating, trampolining, cricket (wicket keeping or batting without a helmet), water skiing and snow ski racing.