Sports Mouth Guards

Quality Dental at Newton provides Custom-Fitted Mouthguards to help protect you and or your child’s smile!

Tooth fractures or loss of teeth, as well as injuries to the lips, cheeks, and tongue, can sometimes result from a facial blow sustained during contact sports.

These injuries can have long-term consequences for the teeth as well as surrounding tissue. Impacts on an unprotected jaw can also cause a concussion or traumatic injury to the brain.

The majority of dental-related sporting injuries can be avoided through the use of a custom-fit mouthguard, personalised to fit the athlete’s teeth and gums for maximum comfort and protection.

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends a custom-fitted mouthguard for all Australians who participate in contact sport or activity with a high risk of collision and hence dental injury.

The ADA discourages the use of self-fitted, over-the-counter or ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards purchased from a pharmacy or sports store.

Over-the-counter mouthguards do not protect the teeth, are ill-fitting and can dislodge during play; they can even wedge in the back of the throat on impact, which could be life-threatening.

Why should I choose a Custom Fitted Dual-Laminated Mouthguard?

Dual Laminated Mouthguards provide the very best protection for the teeth and the jaw in case of impact.  

They absorb shock and stabilise the head and neck by limiting movement caused by a direct hit to the jaw.

They offer a superior, comfortable fit and reduce the likelihood of removal while playing a sport, and don’t restrict breathing or the ability to talk.

Best of all, they can be customised to match your team’s colours or be clear as to not look like you are wearing a mouthguard.

To make an appointment with Quality Dental at Newton please give our dental clinic a call today at (08) 8337 4755

If you have any questions in regards to your mouthguard we have some frequently asked questions and answers below. If your question is not there please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mouthguards

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  • They provide the best protection possible for teeth and jaws in case of impact
  • Absorbs shock, stabilise the head and neck, and limit movement caused by a direct hit to the jaw
  • Offer a superior, comfortable fit, reducing the likelihood of removal during play
  • Don’t restrict breathing or the ability to talk
  • Can be created to match your team colours.

When you have your dental examination, our dentists will first check whether you require any dental work that may affect the fit of your mouthguard.

  • (A mouthguard can still be fitted if you have braces or if you wear a partial denture.)

A physical or digital impression of both the upper and lower rows of teeth will be taken. A dual laminated mouthguard will then be fabricated for both your comfort and protection.

This process will provide you with the best fitting guard made specifically to suit your individual teeth and gum shape.

Creation of your mouthguard usually takes around two weeks, after which our dentist will see you for a brief second appointment to ensure the correct fit.

Keep your mouthguard clean and store it in a firm container, away from heat, to ensure that it maintains its shape.

You should wear a mouthguard when playing and training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact with the face. The sports that are most common with mouthguards in Australia are:

  • Australian Rules (Footy/AFL)
  • Basketball
  • Lacross
  • Boxing
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Rugby 
  • Soccer 
  • Squash 
  • Waterpolo
  • Wrestling 
  • Volleyball 

The following list is just some of the main sports in Australia where a mouthguard is used or recommended:

  • Football (AFL)
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Lacross
  • Martial arts (all)
  • BMX and Motocross (along with your helmet)
  • Cricket (wicket keeping, slips field positions, and batting)
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball (when batting or catching)
  • Softball (when batting or catching)

For optimal fit and protection, mouthguards should be checked or remade at least every 12 months.

This is more important for children and teenagers with growing jaws. Make sure you bring your mouthguard to your dental checkups so we can check it.