Damaged or knocked out teeth, broken jaws and cut lips can be sustained when playing sport. Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard helps to absorb and spread the impact of a blow to your face, which might otherwise result in an injury to your mouth or jaw.
Custom-fitted mouthguards should be worn whilst playing and training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact to the face.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) strongly recommends wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard to ensure maximum protection. These are available from your dentist. http://www.mouthguardawareness.info/downloads/factsheets/which-mouthguard.pdf
Peninsula Health Community Dental program has dental services for everyone either through our public clinics or private clinics.
- Use the online referral form at http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/dental
- Phone the dental service directly on 9784 8184.
Links & References:
Australia Dental Association - http://www.mouthguardawareness.info/