A mouthguard is an essential part of protecting you or your family’s teeth

If you or a member of your family plays any form of contact sport, a mouthguard should be non-negotiable. At totalcare dentistry, we are passionate about protecting a person’s natural teeth. While we offer comprehensive restorative dentistry treatments, we also prefer to maintain a person’s natural teeth rather than to restore them.

When do I need a mouthguard?

A custom-made mouthguard will help to protect your teeth and jaw from injury while playing contact sports. Sports injuries account for a very high number of dental injuries, many of which are preventable. Trauma to the mouth can cause significant damage to the jawbone, teeth and gums.

You should be wearing a mouthguard in any instance that you are involved in a contact sport such as:

  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Rugby
  • Boxing

What is the different between a store-bought and a custom mouthguard?

Over-the-counter mouthguards differ significantly to custom-made mouthguards in their effectiveness. While a store-bought mouthguard can provide some protection, there is a high chance that it will not fit correctly over the teeth or provide the necessary amount of protection.

A custom-made mouthguard is created by a trained professional to perfectly mould to the exact dimensions of your teeth. An impression of your teeth will be taken by our dental professionals at totalcare dentistry in order to create a suitable mouthguard for you.

We are partnered with Fortress Mouthguards

Once an impression has been made by our dentists, we will send the information to Fortress Mouthguards so they can create a high quality mouthguard. Your expert technician at Fortress Mouthguards will then ship the mouthguard to our team at totalcare dentistry for you to pick up.

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