Western Suburbs Article - 20th May 2014 - Dr Phillip Keenan discussing Mouthguard Awareness


Date Published: 20/05/2014

Dr Phillip KeenanAs the weather begins to cool and our thoughts turn to winter sports it’s a good time to think about mouthguards.  At Cottesloe Dental we see numerous patients each year with dental injuries that may have been prevented or minimised by wearing a custom made mouthguard.
 
Obvious sports such as football and rugby carry the risk of collision, but there are many sports such as soccer, hockey, basketball and netball amongst others where accidental contact to the face may occur.                
 
A mouthguard helps to absorb the energy of a blow to the face  which could result in chipped or broken teeth, internal damage to the tooth or tooth loss.          
                                              
The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard from your dentist.
 
Have your mouthguard checked at your regular dental check-up to make sure it fits correctly and offers maximum protection.
 
Keep your mouthguard clean and store it in a rigid container, away from heat to ensure it maintains its shape.
 
No mouthguards can prevent all sporting dental injuries and whilst most can be fixed, at Cottesloe Dental we believe that prevention is better than cure.

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