Mouthguards are an essential piece of kit for anyone engaging in a contact sport. It is a device which fits over the natural teeth to protect them against bangs and scrapes.
There are two main types of mouth guard: Stock mouth guards or “boil and bite” are available through most sports stores. These guards are softened in hot water and then adapted in the mouth to fit the teeth. The advantage of this guard is that they are readily and cheaply available. However their disadvantage is that the fit is often poor there by making it difficult to wear and often not offering much protection.
Custom made mouth guards are made by a dental technician specifically to fit your own teeth from a dental impression which is taken by your dentist. This type of guard is superior in terms of fit, comfort and protection to the teeth. It is a more expensive but significantly cheaper than repair to damaged teeth.
It is recommended that you take care of your mouth guard and wash it carefully under running water. It is also recommended to steep it regularly in either dilute Milton or with Sterident tabs. Put your name on your mouth guard for obvious reasons! (a custom made one will probably have you name on it already) and store it carefully for the next game!
Our Appointment Process
Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to advise you and schedule the most appropriate appointment for your needs.
1) CONTACT SURGERY
Contact the surgery via phone, email, facebook or live chat.
2) IN SURGERY APPOINTMENT
If a visit to our surgery is required, we have introduced extensive infection control measures to keep you and our staff safe.
3) PHONE & VIDEO CONSULTATION
We have added phone video consultations to our suite of services and we use as appropriate.