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What is a mouthguard?

According to WHO, dental trauma affects up to 40% of schoolchildren in European countries due to unsafe playgrounds, unsafe schools, road accidents, violence and even sports. Most injuries can easily be prevented by wearing mouthguards.

Mouthguards are flexible appliances used to cover and protect teeth from damaging during physical activities, contact sports or teeth grinding.

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Why you would need a mouthguard

Why is it needed?

Teeth are prone to damage during physical activities like skiing, contact sports like boxing or nighttime grinding of teeth. Traumatic dental injuries such chipped tooth, cracked tooth and knocked out tooth are the most common consequences of not wearing mouthguards.

Our teeth may appear to be tough and secured to the bone, but it is highly susceptible to injury when hit with excessive force. Mouthguards do not protect just the teeth, but as well as soft tissues in the mouth like cheeks, lips and tongue. These tissues are prone to be nipped by the teeth during traumatic incidents.

Night mouthguards are necessary for someone who grinds teeth while sleeping. Ask your partner or someone who sleeps with you to check if you grind teeth at night. Excessive forces of teeth grinding can cause chipped or cracked teeth.

Chipped or cracked tooth may look like a minor problem, but it is not! The damage can extend up to the central canal (pulp) of the tooth where blood vessels and nerves are located. Injuries to the pulp can cause the tooth to die or become non-vital.

In what sports should I wear mouthguards?

Should I wear a mouthguard?

It is advisable to wear a mouthguard for any sport that has a strong chance for physical contact with other participant or hard surfaces such as (but not limited to the following):

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
  • Boxing
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Skating and Skiing
  • Martial Arts
  • Skateboarding
  • Biking

Different Types of Mouthguards?

Types of Mouthguards

There are different types of mouthguards, and our dentists will consider what type of mouthguards works best for every patient.

  • Stock mouthguards. This type of mouthguards are readily available in sports shops and will fit almost all sizes of the jaw. It is affordable and preformed already. However, this type of mouthguard is not recommended since it does not fit properly to the teeth. It provides less support and can cause difficulty in breathing and talking.
  • Bite and Boil mouthguards. This type of mouthguard is also available in sports shops. It is a thermoplastic material that is placed in hot water until it gets soft. Once soft, it is placed on the teeth by using tongue and finger pressure to mold it around the teeth. The drawbacks are poor fit and temperature-sensitive.
  • Custom-fitted mouthguards. This type of mouthguard is the most recommended by dentists. It is custom made in every patient to ensure proper fit and stability of the material. Custom-fitted mouthguards guarantee the protection of all teeth and soft tissues.

Advantages of wearing a mouthguard


Mouthguards are worn to protect your teeth, whether this is from a strong impact playing sport, or grinding your teeth when sleeping, its job is to prevent tooth damage.

  • It prevents chipped or cracked tooth during physical activities, sports or sleep teeth grinding.
  • It protects soft tissues like gums, lips, cheeks and tongue from getting nibbled when teeth clashes.
  • It lessens the risk of having a tooth knocked out of the bone.
  • It prevents serious injuries such as jaw fractures by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw gets jammed into the upper jaw.

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Complication of not wearing mouthguards

Damage caused without mouthguards

Your mouth and teeth can be severely damaged in certain circumstances if you do not wear a mouthguard.  Considering the price of a Dental Implant, or tooth replacement, its advisable that you aim to protect your teeth.

  • Cracked or chipped off tooth
  • Knocked out tooth/Lost of tooth
  • Endodontic problems (i.e. tooth becoming non-vital)
  • Excessive bleeding or bruising of soft tissues (lips, cheeks, tongue, palate)
  • Locked jaw when the lower jaw snaps
  • Jaw fractures

Procedure getting a mouthguard

Caring for your Dental Crown

The dentist will take mould or impressions of your upper and lower teeth to make a casted model. Then, a mouthguard will be designed according to your mouth shape. The dentist will process the mouthguard using a pressure thermo-forming machine.

Once the mouthguard has been created, you will have to try it into your mouth. The dentist will check the fit to ensure that you can speak and breathe properly.

After Care

Caring for your mouthguard

Your mouthguards should last about two years with proper care and handling.

  • Wash your mouthguards with cold water or mouthwash before and after each use.
  • Keep your mouthguards in its respective case when you need to remove it.
  • Keep your mouthguards away from high temperatures like hot water, hot beverage, hot surface or direct contact with sunlight.
  • Check your mouthguards for any tear or holes that can decrease its strength.
  • Don’t bend your mouthguards.
  • Don’t let others wear your mouthguards.
  • Call your dentist if you feel any discomfort or problems in wearing your mouthguards.

Up to 39% of all dental injuries are related to sports

  • Up to 39% of all dental injuries are related to sports
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80% of traumatic dental injuries occur to the top front teeth, which are usually covered by a mouth guard.

In the USA, More than 5 million teeth are injured or knocked out every year, resulting in nearly 500 million dollars spent on replacing teeth.

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