We're providing mouthguards for grassroots sporting clubs
Australia is home to some rough sports. Some of our most beloved past-times, like rugby and football, are collision-heavy and often involve injuries like knocked-out teeth, broken jaws or cut lips.
Mouthguards are one of the most effective ways to avoid this type of damage. Wearing a mouthguard can help absorb the impact and spread it more evenly through the jaw and mouth, reducing the risk of dental injury. Some researchers even estimate that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to a tooth when they play without a mouthguard1. Despite this, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) reports that only 36% of children between ages 5 and 17 wear a mouthguard during games2.
That’s why we’ve supported some of our local sporting clubs throughout Australia by supplying them with custom-fit mouthguards. For many players, this will be their first time ever wearing one. We’re also the official mouthguard supplier for the AFL Premiers Hawthorn Football Club, helping players big and small protect their teeth and gums from preventable damage.
1Sports dentistry facts page. Facts from the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety. Available at: http://www.qualitydentistry.com/dental/sdentistry/s-dent.html. Accessed March 7, 2016.
2Australian Dental Association. (n.d.) “About mouthguards.” http://www.mouthguardawareness.info/about-mouthguards.html