A mouth guard is a shield that fits over your teeth during activities and high contact sport where there is a risk of injury to the face.
A mouth guard can prevent serious injuries such as broken teeth, jaw fractures, cerebral
haemorrhage and neck injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw gets jammed into the upper jaw. Mouth guards are effective in moving soft tissue in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing laceration and bruising of the lips and cheeks, especially for those who wear orthodontic appliances. They may also reduce the severity and incidence of concussions. Without the use of a mouth guard, sports injuries and accidents can cause damage to the gum, lips or teeth, knocked out teeth and tooth fractures.
At Capalaba Park Dental, we offer a customised mouth guard that is properly fitted to minimise these risk.