Mouthguards are protective layers that are worn on the mouth to protect the teeth and gums and keep them from injury. It does this by preventing them from grinding together during a sporting activity. They are made up of soft plastic materials like laminate that helps cover the lips, tongue and cheeks. They help reduce problems with snoring and sleep apnoea.
Mouthguards are essential for children and adults, especially when they are in sports. Some of these sports include boxing, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, and basketball. Like you know, taking part in non-contact and recreational activities increases one’s risk of getting a mouth injury, and wearing a mouthguard is always tremendously helpful. It is also beneficial for everyone (whether as a child or adult) that grinds their teeth at night to use a bite plate or bite splint to prevent tooth damage.
Of course! Having a blow or injury to your face will damage your braces and any other appliances you have in there. So, wearing a mouthguard is vital for people who wear braces or fixed bridge-work. Our mouthguard specialist in Fulham will help you choose the best kind of mouthguard for you.
To keep your mouthguard in an optimum state,
Children need their mouthguards to be frequently replaced compared to adults. But this does not take away the need for its examination during your routine dental check-up.
The cost of a mouthguard varies from dentist to dentist. However, you can contact our dental team to obtain an estimate. We advise you to check with more than one dentist and compare the prices and difference in quality before making your choice.