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Sports Mouthguards

woman with a custom mouth guardIf you or your child engages in contact sports, it’s important to safeguard your smile with a mouthguard. These dental devices can be used by kids, teens, and adults alike, who participate in any sport where there’s a chance of falling, being hit, being bumped into, or having any sort of high-impact activity. If you engage in any of the following sports, you should consider a mouthguard:

  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Kickboxing
  • Netball
  • Soccer
  • Taekwondo
Wearing a mouthguard can also be beneficial if you work out at the gym and lift heavy to moderate weights. That’s because some people clench their teeth while lifting, which could damage or crack their teeth.

The Benefits of a Customised Mouthguard

While it may be tempting to get a “boil and bite” type of mouthguard at the chemist or sporting goods store, it’s just a piece of plastic you’re putting in hot water, and it molds around your teeth. It doesn’t provide great protection. A $30 one from the chemist might sound like a good compromise, but it can potentially cause more harm than good.

Sports mouthguards at Brentford Cosmetic Dental are tailor-made for the patient by taking an impression. We manufacture the mouthguard to fit their exact requirements, and we make it in the colour that they choose. We have a wide range of colours available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover a sports mouthguard?

Some health funds will cover some of the cost of a sports mouthguard. Others like HCF will cover the cost of a mouthguard 100%, once every 12 months – ideal for then your child is growing and needs a replacement for each season. Without insurance, the price is between $150 – $195. It’s an excellent investment to help protect you or your childs teeth, and help keep them for life.

How should I care for my mouthguard?

A care kit is included with your mouthguard. In addition to a carrying case, your mouthguard comes with a brush and some disinfecting solution to keep it fresh. That’s important, so it retains its integrity in colour and shape.

How long will it last?

Once the wearer has turned 18, a sports mouthguard may last many years. For younger people still in a growth spurt, they may need to change their mouthguard every year. Some health funds (like HCF) also allow for that, because they recognise that kids are growing and need to have their sports mouthguard adjusted about every year as they grow.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or book online to arrange your sports mouthguard today.



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