quality family dentistry in Richmond for over 25 years

Mouth Guards in Richmond

13th October 2012

Mouth Guards in Richmond

Sports trauma is one of those things that athletes don’t want to think about.  Most athletes will never experience an “orofacial injury” while playing sports. The problem is that if it happens, it’s really bad news. You need a sports mouthguard because:-

  • Tooth and other dental injuries are the most common type of head and neck injury sustained during participation in sports.
  • A tooth knocked out (complete avulsion) while playing sports is likely to cost £20,000 or more to replace over a lifetime
  • Fixing a tooth or teeth that are broken but not lost during sports will likely create expensive problems that will need to be dealt with over the athlete’s life.

Am I using scare tactics? Absolutely! I have treated patients who have needed extensive dental work to fix problems that could have been prevented. They all wish that they had been wearing a mouth guard when they got elbowed during rugby!
I know what you’re thinking. Wearing a mouth guard sucks. They’re bulky and annoying. They make you dribble. They look silly. I would agree with you if you’re talking about the store bought “boil and bite” mouth guards. They’re awful. A custom made, lab fabricated dental mouth guard that is appropriately trimmed and adjusted is a whole different story.

Mouth guards in Richmond

“I’ve got one for every outfit!”

We have mouth guards made in OUR lab. We use a super accurate impression material to make a model of your teeth and then have a lab fabricate a mouthguard of ideal thickness. A thicker mouth guard offers more protection, but that needs to be weighed against comfort. If it’s not comfortable, you won’t wear it. Since different sports require different levels of protection, we can make a mouth guard in varying thicknesses depending on whether you’re boxing or playing tennis. Whatever sport you play, we’ve got you covered. More importantly, we can get all different colors and styles,  we even fit patients in braces!

The bottom line is that  Most athletes are pretty sure it couldn’t happen to them. I know a few that used to think that. They wear mouth guards now!

WE ARE MAKING MOUTHGUARDS AT £49.50!!!! until the end of Jan 2013. Thats a 40% saving!!!!!!.

 

 

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter « Back To Latest News

locate our dental practice

The Whitehouse Dental Clinic, 320 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW93DU.

If you are looking for the very best in dentistry then look no further

We’ll be pleased to discuss your needs with a simple, no obligation consultation. Call us today on 020 8940 3444 or e-mail us on: hello@molars.com for further information.