Why Might My Child Need a Mouth Guard?
If your child likes to participate in sports, including contact and some non-contact sporting activities then it’s worth asking St Vincent’s Dental Centre about a custom-fitted mouthguard. Unfortunately, every year children will suffer sports-related dental injuries, many of which could have been minimised or eliminated with the use of a properly fitting mouthguard. The huge advantage in having a custom-fitted mouthguard is that it will be comfortable to wear, encouraging your child to use it and it will stay firmly in place during sports.
How Are Mouth Guards Constructed?
Our mouth guards are made from a tough, odourless and neutral-tasting thermoplastic material and are fabricated using a model of your child’s teeth. The mouthguards come in a range of colours and designs and we encourage your child to have fun making their choice and to participate in this decision, so hopefully they will enjoy wearing it.
To make their mouthguard, we will take an impression of your child’s mouth which is sent to our dental laboratory where it will be made to our exact specifications. It is thickened in critical areas to provide maximum protection. We will check the fit of your child’s mouth guard at regular intervals and as their teeth and jaws develop, it’s likely we will need to replace it. A custom fitted mouth guard is inexpensive and is well worth it for the superior level of protection provided.
Why Use a Mouth Guard?
SV Dental Centre recommends the use of custom-fitted mouth guards for adults who love to play contact and some non-contact sports. Every year there are thousands of dental related injuries as a result of playing sports and many of these could have been avoided or minimised with the use of a good quality mouth guard. As dental professionals, we find it quite upsetting to see anyone with these types of injuries, particularly when we know a mouthguard could have helped.
Providing Maximum Protection for Your Teeth
We can supply well-fitting and comfortable mouth guards that are made from a tough, high quality thermoplastic material. This material is completely odourless, has a neutral taste and is thickened in critical areas for maximum protection during your chosen sport. Your mouth guard will be fabricated in our dental laboratory using a detailed impression of your mouth to create a top quality and long-lasting dental appliance.
How Should I Look after My New Mouth Guard?
It’s important that you thoroughly rinse your mouth guard after each use and the store it in the perforated container provided by SV Dental Centre. Store your mouth guard away from direct heat as this could warp it. We will regularly check the fit and condition of your mouth guard to make sure there are no rips or tears that could impact its efficacy as we want to ensure your teeth, gums and jaws have the highest level of protection while you enjoy playing sports.
For more information, give us a call on (03) 9419 7022 or visit us at 3/55 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065.