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Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are vital for any child taking part in contact sports. Mouth guards fit snugly over the upper teeth and protect the entire oral region from traumatic injury.

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) advocates for the use of dental mouth guards during any sporting or recreational activity.

How can mouth guards protect my child?

Most sporting organisations advise participants to routinely wear mouth guards. Mouth guards are primarily designed to protect the teeth, they can also greatly reduce the amount of force transmitted from a trauma impact point (jaw) to the central nervous system (base of the brain). In this way, mouth guards can help minimise the risk of traumatic brain injury, which is especially important for younger children.

Mouth guards also reduce the prevalence of the following injuries:

  • Tooth fractures
  • Jaw fractures
  • Cheek injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Lip lesions
  • Tongue lesions
  • Gum injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Concussions

Customized mouth guards made by our dentists offer the greatest degree of protection for your child. First, the dentist takes an impression of your child’s teeth, and then the mouth guard is made over the mould. We can make the mouthguard in your child’s favourite colours.