Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Joshua Poole
Think you can get away with playing sports and not wearing a mouthguard? Think again. It just takes one knock to the face to realise the far-reaching ramifications of not adequately protecting your teeth and face. We have created the below list of the 5 main reasons you should really wear a custom made mouthguard when participating in sports (both during training and competing!).
Top 5 Reasons why you should wear a custom mouthguard
1. Avoid Dental Trauma and Injury
When most people reflect on the purpose of a mouthguard, they think it is merely to prevent chipped teeth. However, when it comes to dental trauma from sports, a chipped tooth is just the tip of the iceberg. Tooth Displacement, Broken Teeth, and Dental Nerve Damage are all caused by injuries on the field and can lead to a lifetime of ongoing treatment, depending on the severity. Not to mention, the pain and suffering involved in the treatment of the injury and the rehabilitation that may be necessary to get you back on the sporting field.
2. Save Money on Dental Costs
Most Dental Treatments are excluded from the Medicare rebate program meaning dentists can be extremely costly. Preventative Dental care, such as wearing a custom made mouthguard while playing sport may cost more up-front; however, it can save you hundreds or even thousands in dental treatment down the track if you were to sustain an injury to the mouth while playing sport. Custom made mouthguards are like an insurance policy for your teeth, we all hope you never sustain a hard knock to the mouth, but if you do, you can rest easy knowing you have the protection of a custom made mouthguard and can avoid excess dental treatment costs.
3. Prevent Concussion, Lip Damage, and Jaw Fractures
Recent studies have shown that mouthguards not only protect teeth but also help to prevent and lessen the effects of concussion, lip damage, and jaw fractures if you sustain a knock to the head on the field. Wearing a mouthguard acts as padding for your mouth, head, and jaw, meaning they absorb and spread the impact of any head injuries sustained, so you are less likely to be seriously injured. Concussions can have serious negative long-term effects on memory, personality and mental dexterity, and should be prevented at all costs.
4. Protect your Smile and Self-Confidence
Let’s face it, a smile is one of the first things people notice about us. Whether you have a job interview for your dream job, a long-awaited first date, or an upcoming school formal, you will want to be looking and feeling your best. The loss of teeth, facial bruising and lip damage can have detrimental effects on the aesthetics of your face which can negatively affect self-confidence. Why risk knocking out your front teeth days before the big event?
5. Showcase your Personality
With a range of different prints and colours, wearing a mouthguard can be a fun way to show off your personality and express individuality on the sporting field. Whether you are wanting to intimidate your opponent with our vampire fang graphic mouthguard or design your own custom made mouthguard by uploading your own image with our Elite CHAMP. We offer custom made mouthguards that are 100% customisable with our revolutionary 3D graphic builder technology, which allows you to upload any photo, pattern or print to create a unique, one-of-a-kind custom made mouthguard.
Looking for a custom made mouthguard, but confused about the different types? We’ve created a handy guide to explain the different types of mouthguards so you can make an informed decision.