For Rugby, Football, Basketball, Water Polo, Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Lacrosse,
MMA, Martial Arts, Hockey…
- Sports dental injuries can cause immediate irreparable harm, with complications for
- “Custom” sports mouthguards are custom-made to fit comfortably and protect the teeth
and surrounding structures from injury. We provide “Custom” type mouthguards
- “Custom”, or dentally fitted mouthguards, provide increased protection as they are made
- on a stone model replicating the patient’s dentition and soft tissues.
- Improved trauma protection is provided by the “Custom” mouthguard as it properly
- covers the teeth and soft tissues with adequate thickness and proper extensions into the soft tissue areas
- “Custom” mouthguards can be made for patients with fixed braces in place.
- “Stock” mouthguards are over-the-counter devices held in place by clenching the teeth.
- Research Studies suggest that these offer less protective ability and effectiveness than
- other types *
- “Mouth-formed” mouthguards include the “boil and bite” materials that after heat softening, are placed in the mouth to allow some adaption to the shape of the teeth.
- These offer better fit that the Stock mouthguards but may interfere with effective breathing and they may lose thickness during moulding, providing less protection.
Dental Injury and Violence
Professor Paul Coulthard is currently leading research to facilitate a global change in the practice of Health Professionals and their teams regarding identification and referral of patients who present with physical injury or other signs that might indicate Domestic Violence and Abuse. Professor Coulthard has set up the BLOOMSBURY TRUST to promote the response of Healthcare Professions. The focus is on using Educational Technologies and Referral Management Systems to transform Health and Social progress.
Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexuality or background. Dental professionals are likely to observe and identify injuries to the head, eyes, ears, neck, face, mouth and teeth as well as other welfare concerns and so are well placed to refer patients to the appropriate support agency.