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Mouthguard Treatment at Peninsula Dental Frankston Vic

Do You Need a Mouthguard?

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.

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Why Do You Need a Mouthguard?

A mouthguard helps absorb the shock experienced by a blow to the face which might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw.

A heavy collision can result in chipped or broken teeth, internal damage to a tooth, tooth loss, injuries to the soft tissue of the mouth and in severe cases, concussion or a broken jaw.

Injuries like these can lead to long and potentially expensive treatment to restore teeth and the mouth back to normal function and appearance.

When Should I Wear a Mouthguard?

Mouthguards should be worn whilst playing and training for any sport that could involve contact to the face

How Long Do Mouthguards Last?

Depending on your age your mouth guard may need to be changed more regularly.

If you mouth is still growing, new teeth will come through and move into a position making your mouthguard either too loose or tight and it will need to be remade to fit your mouth.

Adults will not need to have their mouthguards replaced as frequently but like anything will suffer from wear and tear. Bring your mouth guard along to every routine check up appointment with your dentist so that it can be checked.

Other Mouthguard Tips

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that only a professionally custom-fitted mouthguard should be worn.

A poorly fitted mouthguards will only provide minimal protection or may even become dislodged and fall out during an accident. Check your mouthguard every 12 months for optimal fit and protection.

Keep your mouthguard clean and store it in a rigid container away from heat to ensure it maintains its shape. We highly recommend discussing your mouthguard choice and fit with one of our dentists who will provide you with the best advice and recommendations on protecting your teeth.