Sports mouthguards are made to protect the teeth and gums from injury during sports and other ‘contact’ activities. Here at Hughes & Owen we offer custom mouthguards for adults and children which provide a high level of oral protection against common injuries that can occur.
Protect Your Mouth From Injury
When you participate in a sport or activity which carries a risk of contact to your face you should wear a mouthguard. Examples of sports which call for the use of a mouthguard include:
But there are many other sports where the use of a mouthguard makes sense. Tennis, BMX riding, skateboarding, basketball, land hockey and football can all result in injury to the mouth if the mouth is not protected. The result of not wearing a mouthguard can be catastrophic. Common oral injuries caused by sports are:
These kinds of injuries can be very painful and can require expensive, invasive treatment to correct. A mouthguard can protect against these kinds of injuries.
You can purchase mouthguards over the counter at many high street shops, as well as online. These types of mouthguards are self-fitted and offer some protection, but not adequate protection for true avoidance of the majority of sports injuries. Custom-fitted mouthguards are designed to provide true protection to your teeth and gums during sports.
What To Expect When You Come Into Hughes & Owen To Have A Mouthguard Made
When you come into Hughes & Owen for a custom mouthguard, we will take an impression of your teeth and gums to ensure we get the best fit, size and thickness to suit you. We will look to choose the best type of mouthguard for your sport and also ensure that the custom mouthguard is comfortable and unlikely to become dislodged when you wear it.
We will also look to find out any additional risk factors that you may have, such as previous mouth injuries or if you perhaps play a sporting position that puts you more at risk of contact, such as being in goal.
The end result will be a comfortable, well-fitted mouthguard that works to protect your teeth and gums from injury during sports, saving you money, time and pain in the long run.
Call our reception team to make an appointment and we’ll be delighted to help.