Mouth guards must be worn in contact sports

It is now compulsory for all people participating in contact sports to wear mouth guards/sports gum shields in both training and games. Some injuries to teeth from a clash of heads or a stray elbow can be quite horrific, with teeth broken, displaced, or completely knocked out. The majority of traumatic dental injuries occur to the upper front teeth in adults and children. A newly released dental document finds: “The use of properly fitting mouth guard can reduce the incidence of injuries to the teeth and surrounding tissues. A mouth guard should fit properly, adequately cover the teeth, and stay in position during impact.”

While customised mouth guards may work out expensive initially, they do provide the best comfort and protection and could well prove much cheaper in the long run.

Contact Tobin Dental Ltd for details and for other services including teeth whitening and orthodontics.

Daily, evening, and Saturday appointments are available. Contact 094 902 5705 or 087 265 7926. Email: [email protected]

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