It is essential for anyone who plays a sport (young or old) to invest in a custom-fitted mouthguard to avoid injury to your jaw and teeth. It is just as important to wear the mouthguard during training, as well as playing the game, to insure any contact to the face doesn’t damage or dislodged teeth, break the jaw or cut lips. These dental injuries can be painful and may involve lengthy and expensive dental treatment.
It is important that you wear a mouthguard if you play football, hockey, netball, baseball, basketball and even while skateboarding or skiing. It’s a good idea to have your mouthguard checked every 12 months for optimal fit and protection.
Your name and contact number will be melted into the mouthguard so if you are to lose it, it can find its way home. Once you have your mouthguard make sure you keep it clean and store it in a firm container, away from heat to ensure it maintains its shape.