There are a number of products on the market that you will find on websites or in shops as e a cheaper alternative to custom made sports guards.
With a significant difference in price between the two, we can see the appeal of boil and bite sports guards for patients, however, whilst respecting everyones differing financial situations, as dental care professionals we have a responsibility to share our knowledge about the benefits of custom sports guards with our patients.
At The Walden Dental Clinic, we believe in fitting patients with a high quality appliance that sits in the mouth securely, feels comfortable and offers the best protection possible to your teeth.
Some sports are high risk to facial injury and specifically teeth, a sports guard is an essential piece of kit that must be worn to help protect the teeth and the underlying supporting bone from injury when playing contact sports, some sports activities will require more reinforcement than others given the nature of the impact received.
While it is of course impossible to eliminate all risk, a custom-made sports guard can significantly reduce the risks associated with certain sports and so help maintain a healthy mouth. At the Walden Dental Clinic we urge all patients that are taking part in a sport that involves contact, a stick or a ball or the chance of falling over or off something to get a custom-made mouth guard to keep your teeth protected.