A mouthguard is a custom made, rubber-like cover that 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 sport that involves physical contact or moving objects, such as:
All of these sports can cause injury to your mouth if you are not protected and a mouthguard will help prevent damage to the teeth and jaws.
Another reason to wear a mouthguard is if you grind your teeth. In this instance, you may need to wear a mouthguard at night. The mouthguard creates a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from further damage.
After your consultation, an impression of your mouth will be taken and a bespoke mouthguard constructed by the laboratory. This creates the best-fit mouth protector.
If you require any further details about having a bespoke mouth guard please contact our practice. We will be more than happy to help you.