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Young football player with mouthguardYour smile is beautiful—it’s no surprise you’d want to protect it!

So, when you’re playing a contact sport like rugby or football, should you choose a custom fit mouthguard or one from a chemist?

Here are a few things to consider if you or a loved one are in the market for a new mouthguard.

  • Stopping by the chemist to pick up a mouthguard may seem ideal, however it won’t fit your mouth exactly as it should. In fact, a mouthguard from the chemist that is too big or too small can cause problems with your teeth including gum irritation.
  • Did you know that 50% of children experience mouth related injuries if they’re active in sports? Choosing a mouthguard for your child can help minimise oral health injuries that can be costly for you.
  • Mouthguards that are ill-fitting can cause breathing issues and even jaw pain. A mouthguard that’s fit to your teeth will provide you with ease of use and allow you to focus on your activity rather than something uncomfortable in your mouth.
  • Our team can craft you a custom mouthguard in just one practice visit. When you come in, we’ll take impressions and send them immediately to a laboratory. You (or your child) will even be able to pick their favourite colour! In just a few days, the lab will send us your mouthguard and we will contact you when it’s ready to be collected.

Interested in having a custom mouthguard made? Contact our practice—it’s easier than ever.

*Source: Sports Medicine Australia

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