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Which sports require a mouthguard?

Football, hockey, and soccer – just a few of the sports that come to mind when we think of sports that require facial protection including the wearing of a mouthguard.

But you may not have known that there are many sports that also carry a high risk of sustaining a dental injury and wearing a mouthguard is the best way to prevent trauma, injuries, and complications.

So, which sports require or recommend a mouthguard? The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends the use of custom fitted mouthguards for sports including:

  • Cricket
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Water polo
  • BMX bike riding
  • Horse riding
  • Skateboarding
  • Trampoline
  • Water skiing
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball

Unfortunately, fitted mouthguards are not usually worn for many of the above sports even though it is strongly recommended to do so by the Australian Dental Association.

Fitted mouthguards are proven to provide a better level of protection over alternative mouthguard types, such as ‘boil & bite’. Fitted mouthguards match the exact teeth and gum patterns of your mouth, cradling your jaw for added protection.

Protection starts with a custom fitted mouthguard

Custom mouthguards vs Store bought mouthguards

A well-fitted sports mouthguard can help to prevent and minimise injury and resulting complications following impact to the teeth, soft tissues, and jaw.

Our professional and friendly team of dental experts at Strathpine Dental Centre will provide quality custom-made mouthguards for superior protection. Don’t wait, book your appointment today!

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