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Mouthguards

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.

Who needs a mouth guard?

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.

Features of a mouthguard

  • They have a tight fit and are comfortable to wear
  • It allows easy breathing and swallowing
  • It does not alter speech
  • It is odourless and tasteless

Should I use a mouthguard while wearing braces?

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.

Caring for your mouthguard

To keep your mouthguard in an optimum state,

  • Use cold water to rinse the mouthguard before and after use. Ensure you use mild soap and a soft toothbrush to prevent abrasion.
  • Wash the mouthguard with water and mild soap, rinse it properly when you are done.
  • Ensure you put the mouthguard in a perforated container when storing or travelling with it. This will prevent it from being damaged.
  • Do not allow the mouthguard to come in contact with hot water, hot surfaces or direct sunlight as they increase its chances of distorting.
  • Always check your mouthguard before using it. If you notice that it has become loose or has holes, replace it.
  • Always carry the mouthguard with you when visiting the dentist. He or she will check it for excessive wear and tear, and decide if it needs a replacement.

How long can a mouthguard last?

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.

What is the cost of getting a mouthguard?

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.

Contact us

Do you want to keep your mouth safe from injuries? Contact our dental team on 0207 385 6532 or info@fulhamdentalcentre.co.uk to obtain our super protective mouthguards.

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