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What is a mouthguard? Choosing the Right Dental Mouthguard

You spend a lot of time and effort in making sure that your smile stays the way you want it, so when there are times that you need a bit of extra protection for your teeth, it’s important to make sure that you have the right mouthguard.

A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.

It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth; and American football, boxing and rugby – which can all cause broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard will help protect against these events.

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Custom Mouth Guards for Sport in Harrow

Mouth guards are able to give your teeth and surrounding soft tissue much needed protection from injury when playing a number of different sports. We provide a custom fitting mouth guard service for both adults and children at a very reasonable price.

Mouth Guards Are Mandatory in School

All schools now insist that if your child plays hockey, rugby or a similar sport they must wear a mouth guard. We believe this to be a sensible course of action and recommend that parents take advantage of our mouth guard service.

Why Have A Custom Fitted Mouth Guard?

We believe a custom fitted mouth guard provides greater protection and are significantly more comfortable to wear than the widely available boil and bite mouth guards. This is a popular dental service in Harrow that many of our patients are keen to take advantage of.

Custom fitted mouth guards are:

  • Not as bulky.
  • More comfortable. The danger is that if the mouth guard is uncomfortable then your child will not wear it on their teeth, but slip it forward to the front of their mouth where it will not provide sufficient protection in the event of an accident.
  • Able to protect both the tooth and the root below the gum. This means that a tooth is less likely to be broken, knocked-out, or even displaced when compared to a standard fitted mouth guard.