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Some Facts

In Australia, more than 250,000 teeth are knocked out each year.
Injuries to the teeth are permanent, expensive and are the most common type of facial injury sustained during sports.
Sports persons not wearing a custom-made laminated mouthguard are 60 times more likely to sustain dental injury during their career.
Non-contact sports have also been found to be more than twice as dangerous for dental injuries as compared to contact sports.
Up to 50% of sports players playing contact sports are likely to sustain at least one dental injury during their career.
The majority of dental injuries sustained in sport are preventable when the sports person is professionally fitted with a 'Dentist's Choice Mouthguard.' 

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) endorses the concept of preventive dentistry, including the prevention of trauma, of which the wearing of a suitable mouthguard is a recommended procedure.

It has been customary to advise the use of mouthguards during participation in 'contact sports' or other activities when teeth and jaws are at risk of traumatic damage.

A modern custom-made laminated mouthguard is like a crash helmet for teeth. 

There is no second chance with a mouthguard, it either works or it doesn't. If it doesn't, then the trauma to the teeth can be quite devastating both emotionally and financially.

Custom or Over-The-Counter?

Mouthguards sold over-the-counter by pharmacists and sports stores simply do not provide the intended protection to the teeth and jaws.

Research shows that a custom-made laminated mouthguard such as' Dentist's Choice Mouthguards' give the wearer the best protection and also helps to prevent concussion.

Over-The-Counter 
Mouthguards 
Dentist's Choice 
Mouthguards 
Do not fit the teeth and mouth comfortably
Fit the teeth and mouth accurately
Do not stay in position comfortably
Stay in position comfortably
Interfer with proper breathing and speech
Allow the wearer to breath and talk normally
Are made from inferior materials
Are made from special shock 
absorbing materials (At least 2 layers of shock absorbing material laminated together)
Are made from non-toxic materials
Are insufficient in providing maximum protection during an injury
Provide state-of-the-art protection for teeth and jaws
Helps to prevent concussion 

A professionally fitted maxillary (upper) mouthguard is formed on a model of the patient's own teeth  (upper and lower impressions are generally required).

Mouthguards made on other than a model of the patient's own teeth are unacceptable.
The dangers of inhalation and the disadvantage of non-retention (does not stay in correct position), disqualify such devices as effective protection.

The following broad factors are used to determine the type of 'Dentist's Choice Mouthguard ' which provides the best possible protection against dental trauma:

The type of sport being played 
The type of sporting equipment used
Environment in which the sport is played 
Experience of the participant
Training methods
Dental anatomy
Gender and Age
Level of competition

Each Dentist's Choice Custom-Made Laminated Mouthguard can incorporate up to four colours. The sports player can therefore coordinate the colour of their new mouthguard with that of their team colours.

'Dentist's Choice Mouthguards' comply with the requirements of the BGA and FDA



Dentist's Choice Junior -  Recommended for sports people up to the 
ages of 14 years

Dentist's Choice Senior  - Recommended for the majority of 
recreational sports people

 

JUNIOR

SENIOR

PROFESSIONAL

ACROBATICS

 

 

BADMINTON

 

BASEBALL

 

BATON TWIRLING

 

BMX

 

BOXING

 

CRICKET

 

CRICKET (INDOOR)

 

EQUESTRIAN

GRIDIRON

GYMNASTICS

 

HANDBALL

 

HOCKEY

ICE HOCKEY

LA CROSSE

MARTIAL ARTS

NETBALL

 

POLO

 

POLOCROSSE

ROLLER SPORT

RUGBY LEAGUE

 

RUGBY UNION

 

SKIING

SOCCER

SOFTBALL

SQUASH

 

TOUCH

 

VOLLEYBALL

 

WATER  POLO

WRESTLING

Dentist's Choice Professional - Recommended for professional footballers and sports people playing racquet and stick sports 

All wearers of mouthguards should be aware of the following advice:

Wear only a professionally fitted mouthguard.
Wear your mouthguard at training, practice and during the game.
Your mouthguard should be checked annually by your dentist to ensure that it fits.
Store it in a clean, rigid and sealable plastic container.
Keep your mouthguard away from sunlight and heat.
 



Ph 02 9899 4088
10-12 Old Castle Hill Rd (Cnr McMullen Ave & Old Castle Hill Road)
Castle Hill NSW 2154 Australia