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Sports mouthguards in Leicester
If you are involved in any contact sport the Leicester dentists at Smile Essential in Narborough Road strongly believe you should wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from damage - or being knocked out.
Sports including rugby, football, boxing, hockey, judo, karate and kick boxing can involve collisions with the chance of damaging a tooth or teeth. This possibility can increase as the sport gets more competitive and the players older and stronger.
Why do I need to wear a mouthguard?
Damage to your teeth from a sporting accident means that they can be lost altogether. Permanent adult teeth will not grow back and protecting them is a priority. Your mouthguard can also protect you from much more than just a knocked out tooth. A good mouthguard can minimise the impact of collisions and will also help to protect your jaw.
Can't I just buy a mouthguard from a sports shop?
Sports shops do sell types of mouthguard that you fit yourself. However in our opinion these don't fit very well and do not provide the best protection for your teeth.
What sort of mouthguard will I get from my Smile Essential dentist?
Rest assured that our dentists in Leicester will create the most effective type of mouthguard for your teeth - one that is custom made especially for you out of high quality materials.
What is involved?
Your dentist will take an impression of your mouth. A dental technician will then make a custom fitted mouthguard to ensure that it moulds correctly to your mouth, is comfortable and will provide maximum protection to your teeth.
How long will my mouthguard last?
If you look after your mouthguard, it should look after you. If your mouthguard stops fitting well, becomes uncomfortable, or starts to fall out instead of fitting snugly, make an appointment to see us for it to be checked.
An adult's mouthguard used regularly, typically last 2-3 years. However, when young people are growing and the mouth is changing because of new teeth coming through, a new mouthguard may be needed every year.
If you would like to speak to us for more information, please call 0116 2891317 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can fill in our form here. All details are kept strictly confidential.