Custom Sports Mouthguards Brisbane | Sports Dentist Brisbane
Custom fitted mouthguards offer a far superior protection and comfort over an ‘over-the-counter’ alternative. This allows athletes to perform at their peak without being concerned about the mouthguard moving or inhibiting breathing ability and communication.
Which sport do you think has the highest percentage of oral injuries? Football or boxing?
If you answered either, you may be surprised to hear that 44% of dental injuries that require emergency treatment occur from cycling, skateboarding and scooter riding. The majority of these injuries occur in young people under the age of 25, and many are preventable with the right safety equipment.
Our custom sports mouthguards are one of the best ways of providing significant protection to your teeth, jaw and mouth during sports activity. Available for all ages, from kids to adults, we recommend their use in many sports and outdoor activities. Dr Garraway says,
“BOH Dental recommends the use of a custom made mouthguard during any sporting activity that involves full contact or the potential for facial or head injury. This includes many “non-contact” sports.”
Why buy a custom mouthguard?
Whilst most generic mouthguards provide a standard level of protection, there are several common issues with over the counter products, such as discomfort and poor fit. By taking impressions of your teeth, our custom fitting process eliminates many of these problems.
“Custom fitted mouthguards offer a far superior protection and comfort over an ‘over-the-counter’ alternative. This allows athletes to perform at their peak without being concerned about the mouthguard moving or inhibiting breathing ability and communication,” says Dr Garraway.
Using a set of dental impressions taken on your first visit, each of our custom mouthguards is uniquely designed and built on-site in our dental laboratory Studio 12. There are many safety benefits to using a custom mouthguard during sporting activity, as shown below.
Source – Australian Dental Association (http://www.mouthguardawareness.info)
Need a special colour? Our custom sports mouthguards are available in all your team’s colours too.
The Best Protection – Bimaxillary Mouthguards
Are you a boxer or union player worried about a potential jaw injury? Do you have an existing jaw problem that stops you from playing as hard as you used to?
For those players that are looking for the highest level of protection, our bimaxillary mouthguards are built specifically for high intensity sports, such as rugby union or boxing.
Dubbed the “$40,000 mouthguard” by former Wallabies player Drew Mitchell, it has been reported that our bimaxillary mouthguard saved him from a nasty jaw injury in early 2006. Stopping an almost certain mandible fracture, the protection offered by our mouthpiece allowed him to tour internationally instead of sitting on the sidelines.
Dr Garraway says, “Bimaxillary mouthguards are designed to stabilize the lower jaw during contact sport, significantly reducing the risk of concussion from a blow. This is also advantageous for athletes who have had a previous jaw fracture.”
Sports Dentist Brisbane
With many decorated players coming through our doors, BOH Dental is proud to have provided sports dental treatment and advice to players at both an international representative and professional club level.
Some highlights include; Dr Ashton’s selection as the team dentist for the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and Dr Garraway’s acceptance into the American Academy of Sports Dentists, as well as their ongoing work with the Queensland Reds and the Australian Wallabies.
Dr Garraway saying, “Sports dentistry is of deep professional interest to me. This interest covers all areas of sports dentistry, from the prevention side all the way to treatment.”
At BOH Dental, our sporting dentistry experience extends to all codes and disciplines, and our knowledgeable team is more than happy to help you with any mouthguard or sporting dental issue.