Each year, thousands of sportsmen across Australia are admitted to their emergency dentist to be treated for an injury incurred while playing sports. A large percentage of these injuries are avoidable, however. Fitted properly, a mouthguard can keep these young men and women out of the dentist’s chair, and back on the field.
At Coastal Dental, we fit mouthguards that can protect against a variety of injuries common to the aspiring sportsman. If you partake in contact, and many non-contact sports, you should be playing with a mouthguard. Unexpected or incidental contact occurs in a huge variety of sports, and must be protected against. This includes:
- BMX racing
- Skateboarding and inline skating
- Water and snow skiing
- Field Hockey
- Water Polo
Across these sports, there are surfaces hard enough to cause oral or facial injuries. A shoulder, a careless elbow or knee, or the ground can all cause injury. These range from chipped or broken teeth, to more serious injuries to the brain, jaw, or soft tissue. With a mouthguard to cushion the blow, many of these are easily avoidable.
Coastal Dental provides well-fitting, cushioning mouth guards for all aspiring sportsmen and women in your family. Contact us and book a fitting, today.