Properly made mouthguards are an invaluable asset to anyone participating in a sport or physical activity that could lead to a physical trauma of the teeth.
Mouthguards disperse the direct force of a trauma to a particular tooth or group of teeth. By dispersing this force, there will be less damage done to the tooth. Without wearing a mouthguard, when someone takes an impact to a tooth (particularly the front teeth), it is possible for the tooth to break, become loose, be pushed out of position, or even be knocked out.
Ill-fitting mouthguards, such as the ones bought at chemists actually have a greater potential to cause harm to teeth when dealing with a physical trauma. The reason for this is that if the mouthguard is not an exact fit with the teeth and gums, it is unable to disperse the forces properly.
Hence any guard that needs to be soaked in hot water and then moulded to the teeth runs the risk of not being properly moulded.
At Maven Dental Nambour (formerly Nambour Family Dental) we make mouthguards by taking an impression of your teeth and gums. This impression is then made into accurate models of your teeth to form a resin sheet into your customised mouthguard.
Ask us about creating a mouthguard to accommodate team colours or your favourite colour combinations. Though there are limitations we will do our best to make your mouthguard stand out.
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