How Do Mouth Guards Work?
The way it protects your teeth and the orofacial area from trauma is by cushioning the impact of the hockey stick, cricket ball or whatever item is involved in the collision. This means that you or your child will be able to play whatever sport interests them with much more freedom. As a parent, this will also allow you to cheer from the sidelines without worrying about your child’s dental health.
Why should I visit my dentist when I can buy a mouth guard from a chemist or sport’s store?
The Australia Dental Association (ADA) recommends wearing a custom fitted mouth guard for optimised protection and well-being. Here at Tewantin Dental Centre, mouth guards are made here in surgery from an impression which is taken of the upper dental arch. A custom-made design is more likely to stay in your mouth during motion and protect your teeth from damage during game play.