Many sports such as rugby, lacrosse and hockey can involve falls and impacts, both with the equipment and the other players which can result in damage, loose or chipped teeth and therefore expensive restorative treatment. You can also potentially bite your tongue, cause cheek lacerations or even break your jaw bone without wearing a correctly fitting mouthguard. Cheaper “boil and bite” mouth guards that can be purchased very cheaply from sports shops and chemists do not offer enough protection from these potential injuries and often do not fit well so move around the mouth.
A correctly fitted mouth guard can help protect the teeth from various impact traumas, reduces the potential risk of concussion and reduces the risk of long term dental and sports-related mouth injuries. At Hayes Dental Clinic we correctly fit a mouth guard that will offer maximum protection whilst being easy to put in, remove and clean after use.