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Why do I need a Mouthguard?
Our sports mouthguards are custom made to fit over your teeth and gums. This reduces the risk of harm during contact sports such as boxing, rugby, cricket, hockey and football.
The making of a mouthguard.
Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and will make your mouthguard to fit the exact shape of your jaw, ensuring that it stays in place comfortably, provides maximum protection and lasts for as long as possible.
This first impression is used to make a complete plaster cast model of your jaw, gums and teeth that the dental laboratory technicians will use. They shape the mouthguard material around the model to create a part that fits snugly over either your upper or lower teeth. The expert technicians will use the model to make sure that the bite is as comfortable as possible, and make small adjustments until the mouthguard is at a stage ready to be delivered to back to your dentist where you can pick it up. Your mouthguard will come with care instructions and a container to protect it when you are not wearing it.
As the mouthguard is custom made you can choose your own colour, just let us know when you have had your impressions before we send it to our lab.
Maintaining your mouthguard
- Scrub your mouthguard after every use with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Keep it in its protective case when you are not wearing it.
- Mouthguards are plastic, so keep it out of very hot water and the sun – these will cause it to melt and deform.
- Make sure you regularly replace your mouthguard, not only for good hygiene but also to update it as your teeth naturally change and move.
A strong, durable mouthguard could last you years but, of course, the lifetime of your mouthguard depends on how well you care for it, and whether it takes any blows from your sporting activities. On average a mouthguard will last around six months to a year. If your teeth are still moving or coming through, then it is important to get your mouthguard replaced more regularly to ensure that it fits correctly.
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