Mouthguards and getting a product
When finding a mouthguard of the highest quality you want to find a supplier that will guarantee 100% satisfaction. Making sure the supplier is accredited with DAMAS, the Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme, which is a quality management system, whereby the lab are audited every year to ensure that the stringent, required standards are being met. Lab technicians should all have have the BTEC/City & Guilds/Foundation dental professionals degree qualification and are DC registered, which will ensure a truly professional mouthguard. Always avoid the boil and bite mouthguard versions. They are unsafe and will not provide protection in the same way as a custom made mouthguard.
What is a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard slips over your teeth & gums to protect them from damage.
A Mouthguard is specifically important if you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. Mouthguards are not available on the NHS so the cost can differ from dentist to dentist. If you are still growing mouthguards usually need to be changed quite often as your teeth will be changing position and new ones coming through.Buy Mouthguard
Mouthguard impression kit
Before you order your mouth guard you will need to take an impression.
With a self impression kit you will receive instructions on the 5 step process. In the kit you will get 2 pots of putty that you need to combine together. Once combined you will then need to roll it into a sausage shape and lay it onto the supplied tray. Then very quickly you will then need to insert the tray into your mouth and bite down for two minutes.Impression kit instructions
Sports used in
Here are just some of the sports a mouthguard can be used in.
- Basket Ball