Sports mouthguards are a removable rubber or polyvinyl protector, worn over your teeth to protect your teeth and jaw from injuries and sport-related impact. Most commonly used in contact sport, it is important to have these mouthguards customised to fit your teeth specifically for them to serve their purpose and absorb impact. Unlike over-the-counter mouth guards, these custom-made sports mouth guards are molded to the curvature of your teeth, to withstand high-impact.
Like all mouth guards, an impression of your teeth is required, the mould is then sent away to a laboratory where the guard is manufactured. The fit is then checked with your next dental visit. It is important to clean the mouth guard with every use and store in a cool, dry container to prevent bacteria growth. Cleansing gels and rinses are also available for thorough cleaning.