What are mouthguards?

Mouthguards, gum shields, sports guards, aim to protect the wearer's teeth, gums and mouth from harm.There are lots of mouth guards available, the cheapest of which are the boil and bite ones that can be bought in sports shops or chemists. The cheap boil and bite mouth guards tend to be poor fitting and inhibit the wearer's ability to talk clearly. They often encourage a gag reflex due to the guard's ability to move around in the mouth too easily. It is important for ANY sports person undertaking any level of contact sport that requires a mouth guard to get a custom-made mouth guard from a dentist. For our patients we use Protex Mouthguards made by a qualified technician




What are the benefits of custom-made mouthguards?

If you don't wear a mouth guard and you are hit in the face,  the teeth can come together with such force that they can be broken. At worst, the jaw can also be broken and you can suffer with concussion due to the shock of the blow being transmitted through the skull. The long-term cost financially and psychologically to the sufferer is immeasurable. So...it is essential that everyone who should wear a mouth guard wears a custom one.

Functions of a custom-made mouthguard are:

  • Spread the forces of a direct blow around the dental arch and mouth guard

  • Prevent lacerations to gums, tongue and cheeks

  • Reduce the risk of dento-alveolar fractures

  • Reduce risk of avulsed teeth

  • Prevent concussions

Benefits of S4S custom-made mouthguard

  • Handmade by skilled Dental Technicians

  • Incorporate individual needs based on wearer's dental health and type of sport

  • Maximises strength in desired areas

  • Minimizes speech impairment

  • Increase wearers compliance due to comfort and individual styling

  • Excellent retention, maintaining wearers comfort

Extra benefits

  • Improve airway patency

  • Increased SpO

  • Balance the masticatory muscles to enhance performance

  • Ability to chose and custom make your mouthguard with colours and glitter!

31% of dental emergency trauma cases are admitted to hospital for sports injuries*

*(Cranio-maxillofacial trauma: a 10 year review of 9,543 cases with 21,067 injuries: Robert Gassner 1, 2, Tarkan Tuli1, Oliver Hächl1, Ansgar Rudisch3 and Hanno Ulmer4)


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