It’s pretty scary to think that millions of teeth are knocked out playing sport each year. Imagine how many of them could be prevented if the players were wearing a mouthguard?
Your mouthguard spends a lot of time in your mouth so it’s pretty important that it’s as clean as possible when you put it in. Not only would it taste disgusting if it’s dirty but a buildup of bacteria and grime could make you sick and impact your playing performance. No one wants that!
So, you’ve decided your child needs a mouthguard – great! There is an enormous range of mouthguards on the market so how do you decide what is appropriate for their needs? Here are some advantages of buying a boil and bite mouthguard like a Prolon mouthguard.
Dental injuries while playing sport are really common. Dentists estimate that 13-39% of dental injuries occur while playing sports. In fact, you’ve probably seen an injury yourself either while watching sport on TV or on a Saturday morning at the football field.
Mouthguards help prevent broken or chipped teeth, facial and jaw injuries. You should wear your mouthguard during warm-ups, training and games so how it fits is vital for protecting your mouth and ensuring comfort while you wear it.
If your child is small/large for their age or on the cusp of another size, we recommend purchasing a larger mouthguard and cutting it to size.