Three advantages of a boil and bite mouthguard

January 02, 2018

Three advantages of a boil and bite mouthguard

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.

Convenience

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.

Price

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.

Comfort

Unlike stock mouthguards, boil and bite mouthguards are fitted to your child’s teeth so are extra comfortable. Prolon’s exclusive shock-absorbing material is softer 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:

  • your child’s ability to breathe or speak is impacted,
  • they need to clench their teeth to hold the mouthguard in place,
  • they can remove it easily with their tongue,
  • the mouthguard isn’t fitting up against teeth and gums,
  • their gums are painful,
  • they want to gag.

If the mouthguard isn’t fitted correctly, you can simply remould it to their teeth, following the instructions in our fitting guide.



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Size Guide

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.

 

Prolon Mouthguards are available in 3 sizes:

 

Size Guide

  Junior Youth Adult
Age 5-10 11-15 16+
Length (mm) 42 45 51
Width (mm) 50 54 60

 

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.

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