Why Do We Wear Mouthguards
Varieties of contact sports are enjoyed by millions across the country on a weekly basis, at amateur and professional levels. If you have taken part in a contact sport you will know the real risk of injury that can occur when you are involved in contact sport.
Gumz Mouthguards have seen a huge increase in professional athletes in contact and non-contact sports using mouthguards to protect themselves from dental and jaw injuries
When participating in contact sport we have to comply to the rules of the game and in most contact sports it is compulsorily to wear a mouthguard to participate. But do you actually know what the mouthguard you have to wear is protecting you from?
Mouthguards are designed to protect you from suffering dental injuries when playing contact sport. Dental injuries can come in a variety of forms from –
Dental Fracture this can be a root fracture broken tooth or chipped tooth. Continual impact could cause your tooth to chip and result in bleeding.
Fracture – Dental fractures could be either a root fracture, broken tooth or a chipped without protection, your teeth could chip due to continual impact and lead to bleeding.
Avulsion- Dental avulsion is the complete displacement of a tooth from its socket in alveolar bone owing to trauma. An avulsed permanent tooth is one of the few real emergency situations in dentistry.
Luxation – This is when Displacement is accompanied by comminution or fracture. The tooth has not fallen out but is noticeably out of place. This type of injury can be caused by high impact injuries or sustaining long term knocks to the same tooth fracturing the root.
Wearing a Mouthguard during contact and non-contact sport will help reduce the risk of dental injuries. To see the full range and prices of our custom fit Mouthguards visit the shop.