If you or your children participate in sports, make sure that you are informed about the most common injuries that can occur during play and take appropriate steps to be protected. Always wear a properly fitted mouthguard when you play.
Protecting against injuries will keep you in the game. Keep your competitive edge. Protect both your general and oral health for your best performance on and off the field.
Our sports mouthguards are a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play a sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes boxing, rugby, cricket, hockey and football which are all sports that often cause damaged teeth and even broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard will help protect against these events.
Before we proceed with any treatment we will always provide you with a cost for the treatment. When you consider the cost of expensive dental work and the risk of missing teeth, it is a small price to pay for peace of mind. Our sports mouthguards start from £75.
Depending on your age, your mouthguard may need replacing fairly regularly. If you are still growing, new teeth will come through and move into position. So the mouthguard may become too tight or loose and will need to be remade to fit the new shape of your mouth.
Adults may not need to have their mouthguards replaced quite so often. But they are like any other form of sports equipment and will suffer from wear and tear. It is recommended that you take your mouthguard along to your dental appointments so it can be checked.
Mouthguards are made by taking an accurate impression of your mouth and making the mouthguard fit your own teeth. Your Dentist will register the way your jaws bite together to make sure the mouthguard meets properly with your teeth.
There are cheaper kits available. They involve heating the product in hot water and then putting it in your mouth until it sets. Unfortunately, these mouthguards can fit badly and be uncomfortable to wear.
Yes, there are many types of mouthguard including striped, multi-coloured and clear. Many people now have coloured mouthguards made in their favourite team’s colours or to match their own sports strip. Having more than one colour will increase the price of the mouthguard.
Firstly, if you can find the tooth and it is clean – put it back into the socket yourself.
The sooner the tooth is replaced, the better the chance of success. If you have not managed to do it yourself, the dentist will put the tooth back. They may use a dental splint to fasten the tooth against the teeth on either side. In most cases this is successful, and once the splint is removed the tooth is stable. However, you will almost certainly need more treatment in the future.
For more information contact the practice on 0116 267 4254 or alternatively send us a message via our contact us form.