Protect teeth with mouth guard from Molesey dentist

Playing physical sports such as rugby, football and cricket can be very dangerous. There are many risks associated with contact sports or ball sports, such as broken or fractured limbs, torn ligaments and head injuries. However, one of the most common sporting injuries, yet often overlooked, is dental trauma. Knocked out, cracked or chipped teeth are no laughing matter, just ask anyone who has had one, but they can also be the cause of many months or even years of costly and uncomfortable dental treatment.

Unless a knocked out tooth is replaced immediately it is unlikely to be saved. This will generally mean a series of dental operations to fit a dental substitution such as a dental bridge or dental implant. These are effective but inferior to real teeth and may cost several thousand pounds. You also the have to live with the knowledge they could break at any time and watch what you eat as a consequence.

There is a simple answer to dental trauma during sports. Mouth guards are simple and effective ways of protecting your teeth against injury. Although it is possible to buy mouth guards from sporting good stores, these are often ill-fitting and offer very little protection. Molesey dentists are able to fit mouth guards at a reasonable price that fit the teeth correctly and offer a far greater degree of protection.

If you are having a mouth guard fitted for your child, you will need to bear in mind that it will need replacing regularly to accommodate their growing and changing teeth. Wearing a mouth guard may not be the coolest thing in the world, but it certainly is cooler than having knocked out teeth when you are in your sporting prime.