Protect your teeth & jaw…
Don’t risk seriously damaging your (or your child’s) teeth while playing sport. Custom-made mouthguards for kids, teens and adults are the only type of mouth guards that provide significant oral protection against direct impact and injury during sporting activities.
Boil and bite mouthguards – commonly sold over-the-counter in pharmacies and supermarkets – may be far cheaper, but they offer little protection, leaving you or your child potentially vulnerable to a lifetime of unnecessary pain, dental problems and expense.
Every year, thousands of Australian adults and children are treated for preventable dental injuries – purely because they were not wearing a custom mouthguard. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), often people are injured playing sports that aren’t necessarily deemed high impact. This is why the ADA adheres to the motto: “Play it safe, wear a mouth guard”.
Play it safe, wear a mouthguard.
Wearing a custom mouthguard is imperative with high-impact sports:
- Martial arts
- And many others
A mouthguard is highly recommended where there’s risk of ‘accidental collision’:
- Touch football
- And many others
Organising a custom mouthguard: it’s quick & easy
1. Book an appointment
You’ll need to see one of our Dentists or Oral Health Therapist so they can assess your teeth and jaw, discuss your sport and recommend the right type of sports mouth guard for you.
2. Have an impression taken
Your dentist or OHT will take an impression of your teeth and create a plaster model that will be used to create your mouthguard. Then depending on your sport, the dentist will make the mouthguard to a particular thickness.
3. Pick up your mouthguard
A few of days later, simply visit to the clinic to pick up your mouthguard.
TIP: Always keep your mouth guard in a safe place but if you lose it, we can easily replace it as we keep your model safe here in the clinic.
Sports mouthguard cost
The price of a custom mouthguard starts at around $120. Oxford Street Dental is covered with all insurance funds. We’re a Medibank preferred provider and a Westfund preferred provider. If you have private health insurance, you will most likely be able to claim. With some health insurance companies, we can even bulk bill you so you will have no out-of-pocket expense to pay. Please contact our clinic for more information.