The hardest substance in your body is found in your teeth – the enamel. Enamel also comes second to diamonds as the hardest compound on earth.
But despite its hard quality, enamel is still vulnerable to a number of risks. Your teeth can suffer more easily than you might think, more so if you play sports.
The thought of the possible dental emergencies that can compromise your teeth should not be enough to keep you from enjoying your favourite sports.
At Smiles Nambour, we make it possible for you to keep your pearly whites safe without spoiling the fun! Take advantage of our durable custom fitted mouthguards for your sports adventures. Read on to learn more about this amazing protective equipment!
During athletics, your teeth are exposed to a number of risks. A forceful impact to the face, slipping, or a ball coming your way, may leave you with a broken tooth or worse, a knocked out tooth.
Mouthguards are a protective device worn over the teeth during sports activities. They are made of rubber and fit in the mouth, to perfectly encase and protect your teeth and gums, and cushion the impact of a blow.
Wearing a mouthguard during sports activity does not lessen the probability of an accident. But it does ensure that your teeth are protected should you be in one.
As noted, participating in a sports activity, particularly, contact sports, without wearing a mouthguard can be dangerous and exposes you to:
Over-the-counter mouthguards – Mouthguards can be easily purchased in your local drugstore. They are cheap and accessible, but with them come risks. OTC mouthguards are stocky and hard. They cannot provide as much comfort and protection as a custom-fitted mouthguard. Further, OTC mouthguards are fitted to general sizes, not personalised. This means that they easily fall out without warning.
Custom-fitted mouthguards – Custom-fitted mouthguards are mouthguards supplied by your dentist. The fabrication process is thorough to ensure that it is perfect for your size. They are rubber-like and allow proper breathing and speaking.
Both professional and amateur athletes should consider wearing mouthguards. Their importance for those who engage in contact sports cannot be emphasised enough.
While they cannot stop accidents from happening, mouthguards can surely protect your teeth should you be involved in one.