What protection is there when playing sports?
The best protection is from a bespoke mouth guard.
Custom fit gum shields are far superior to ‘boil and bite’ or off the shelf gum shields as they are unique to each person’s mouth and fits better as it is made from a accurate impression of your mouth.
A custom-made mouth guard can be up to 2.5mm thicker, acting as a shock-absorber following impact and spreads the load following a blow.
The contact area of a custom-made mouth guard is greater.
Breathing is not hindered with a custom-made mouth guard.
A custom-made mouth guard will not move during activity.
Speech is less impaired than a boil-and-bite.
The British Dental Health Foundation recommends the use of custom-made mouthguards