What is a Mouthguard?
A Mouthguard Is A customised Piece Of Plastic which is moulded to Fit Over The Upper Teeth, gums and bone. Many people know the main aim of mouthguards is to protect the teeth from damage, however they also offer protection against a range of facial injuries
Wearing a properly coustructed mouthguard which is customised to your mouth is an excellent way to help prevent sports injuries to the teeth when playing contact sports.
A Mouthguard Works By Absorbing And Spreading The Force Of A Blow To The Face, Reducing The Risk Of:
Losing a tooth
Cuts to the lips, cheeks and tongue
Who should wear a Mouthguard?
Do you play a sport where there may be the risk of facial or head injuries? If so you should wear a mouthguard.
Research carried out in America Has Shown A Dramatic Decrease In The Number Of These Injuries Among Football Players Who Are Now Obliged By Law To Wear A Mouthguard.
Players involved in Other Sports Such As Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Hurling, Cricket, Soccer, Gaelic, Rugby, Camogie, Canoeing And Squash Are Also Known To Be At Risk.
In Fact Experts Recommend: “In All Sports Where A Boot, Ball, Racquet, Stick, Fist Or Elbow Etc. Can Hit Someones Head - Mouthguards Should Be Worn.”