At Platinum Dental Studio, we believe in the importance of preserving and taking care of your teeth. Which is why we offer custom fitted mouthguards for anyone playing sports!
Who needs a mouthguard?
Mouthguards are a thick, often spongy shield that fits over your teeth. They are typically worn when playing contact sports such as football, hockey, soccer, basketball, boxing and lacrosse. When playing high contact sport, accidents can happen, using a mouthguard can prevent tooth damage and loss when an accident occurs. Just one small impact to the face can cause major tooth damage or even knock out on or more teeth.
Mouthguards should be worn anytime there’s a risk of impact to your face. The Australian Dental Association recommends that a mouthguard should be worn regardless of whether the sport is considered a ‘contact sport’. It is best to be cautious and save yourself future pain.
How to care for your mouthguard
After using a mouthguard, rinse it in soap and cold, then allow it to air. When not in use, your mouthguard should be kept in a cool place and stored in the container provided by your dentist.