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.
The great thing about a boil and bite mouthguard is you can buy it from the local chemist. There’s no need to make an appointment with the dentist and then miss precious game time while you wait weeks for it to be made. With a Prolon mouthguard, simply buy the mouthguard and follow the instructions to fit it to your child’s teeth. This is particularly relevant if your child has forgotten their mouthguard or lost it, you don’t have to worry about them playing unprotected.
Some mouthguards cost up to $200 and as kids’ mouths and teeth are always growing, you’re advised to buy new ones each season. This might be something you’re willing to budget for but what if they lose it mid-season? What happens if they leave it at home one week? Starting at $8.99, Prolon mouthguards are affordable enough that you can pick one up on the way to the game from the local chemist or keep a spare in the car. We want everyone to be able to enjoy playing sport without the fear of dental injury.
Unlike stock mouthguards, boil and bite mouthguards are fitted to your child’s teeth so are extra comfortable. Prolon’s shock absorbing material is soft for easier moulding to quickly create the perfect fit. It absorbs impacts and distributes forces evenly to help prevent dental injury.
The mouthguard isn’t fitted correctly if:
If the mouthguard isn’t fitted correctly, you can simply remould it to their teeth, following the instructions in our fitting guide.
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!
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.