Mouth Guards

Prevention is always better than a cure so..................................Wear a Mouth guard!

According to the Australian Dental Association Guidelines on prevention and management of oral injuries, one of the best sports protection devices is a professionally fitted, upper jaw mouth guard, where precision fit and quality materials offer effective injury protection. The need to wear a mouthguard should be assessed by a dentist based on risk factors, including an individual's sporting activity and dental anatomy.

Sports where the use of mouthguards is strongly recommended include:

  • Boxing and martial arts
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Squash

Sports where protective equipment other than mouthguards is worn include:

  • Ice-hockey
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Roller-blading
  • Cycling

Sports where protective equipment is not normally worn but where mouthguard use could be justified under certain circumstances include:

  • Diving
  • Surf-boarding
  • Skiing

Sports where mouthguard use would be impractical or not warranted due to low risk of injury, e.g.:

  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Aerobics
  • Rowing

The Australian Dental Association Guidelines policy statement on mouth guards recommends players should:

  • Wear only a professionally fitted mouthguard
  • Ensure teeth are clean before inserting your mouthguard
  • Wear your mouthguard at training, practice and during the game
  • Your mouthguard is custom-made and so can only be used by you
  • Your mouthguard should be checked annually by your dentist to ensure that it fits
  • Clean the mouthguard with cold water immediately after each use
  • Store it in a clean, rigid and sealable plastic container
  • Keep your mouthguard away from sunlight and heat
  • Consult your dentist if the mouthguard becomes soiled

Adelaide Emergency Dental constructs the full range of mouth guards, Including:

  • Simple single laminate mouth guards for children's sport
  • Dual laminate mouthguards for amateur footballers
  • Triple laminate mouthguards for martial artists and boxers

So you know we will have the right solution to protect you or your families' teeth. If you or your family are playing a contact sport and require a mouth guard call Adelaide Emergency Dental on 0437 733 350 and we can schedule a time for a professional fitting straight away.