It is safe to assume that most sports people would love to play involve some form of contact. Nonetheless, physical activities always pose bodily harm and those who participate in such events must wear protection.
Boxers and others involved in fighting sports were the ones who wore mouthguards first, as these involved a lot of face hitting. Today, rugby, football and basketball players all use it to protect their mouth from damage through contact.
So, what do you actually avoid when you wear mouthguards?
- Fracture – Dental fractures could be either a root fracture, broken tooth or a chipped Without protection, your teeth could chip due to continual impact and lead to bleeding.
- Avulsion – If you will wear a mouthguard for one reason, it is avulsion. It means your tooth, including its root, from its position.
- Luxation – When your tooth is still in its respective socket but feels that it out of place, which is luxation. It falls under two categories, extruded tooth and lateral displacement. The former means one of your teeth is longer because it is slightly out of its socket. The latter occurs when a tooth is pushed out of position.
Choosing a Mouthguard
Every dentist worth his or her salt will recommend you use a mouthguard when playing contact sport. It is just good sense to protect yourself from harm and costs of cosmetic dentistry if your oral state is compromised.
- Stock Mouthguards – The most economical choice, but these offer the least amount of protection.
- Boil-and-Bite Mouthguards – You are going to have to soak this mouthguard in hot water to make sure that it fits in your mouth snugly. These are a bit pricier because of their improved protective qualities.
- Custom-Fit Mouthguards – Only dentists may provide custom-fit mouthguards.
Surrey Mouthguards are made in a professional laboratory based on our instructions. Contact us if you need a custom-fit mouthguard. Our staff can make an accurate impression of your teeth, making sure it fits on you and only you. We offer custom made mouthguards for Reeds Rugby club for £40-00, as well. It features your name and comes in Reeds Rugby colours.