How Can Mouth Guards Help?

Injuries during sports is very common. Usually the teeth suffers irreversible damage during a fall while playing games or due to facial trauma in a contact sport. In these situations mouthguards play a vital role in safeguarding the lips, teeth and other soft tissue around the mouth from the brutal effects of a sports injury. Mouthguards made of acrylic or other laminate materials are strong protective devices that are worn securely around the teeth. They prevent a direct blow to teeth and dissipate impact energy during injury.

Mouthguards are also worn by people with braces or other fixed dental appliance appliance to protect the cheek and gums from injury while playing sports.
A great custom mouth guard:
  • Has good comfort and fit. Is not bulky
  • Stays securely in place
  • Allows speaking and does not restrict breathing
  • Is odourless, tasteless, durable and tear resistant
  • Is easy to clean and maintain.

PlaySafe Triple by Erkodent, Germany

Aspen Dental Care provides the ultimate mouth guard, Playsafe Triple, which makes possible the philosophy of ‘a safe play’ in high impact sports or may be a pickup game in the backyard, whether it is for an amateur or professional athlete.
Playsafe is a triple layer laminated professional sports mouthguard from Erkodent, Germany, available in 26 different colors, which is soft on the inside and outside while hard in between. It shows the Playsafe Triple logo and upon request, can also bear the name of the athlete.
Why sports mouthguards?
According to the American Dental Association, more than 2,00,000 injuries are prevented annually in the United States by sports mouthguards. The National Youth Sports Foundation, however, estimates that more than 5 million teeth are lost by sports activities every year in the United States.

Why individually fabricated Playsafe triple sports mouthguards?
Playsafe triple sports mouthguards fit exactly onto the teeth, do not move and allow to breathe freely and to speak normally.

Sports mouthguards are not all equal!
Boil & Bite mouthguards which are available in stores or online are not custom fabricated which fit poorly and become loose. The athlete has to hold this mouthguard onto the teeth, this prevents him from producing outstanding performances.
Many scientific studies show that a Boil & Bite mouthguard provides a false sense of protection due to the dramatic decrease in thickness when the athlete bites it into place during its softened state (biting through).
  • Playsafe triple is suited for all sports
  • The hard inter layer comprises the whole guard
  • Highest protection with smallest extent

  • Playsafe Triple
    Laminated, three-layered sports mouthguard, soft on inside and outside, hard in between. The hard inter layer extends over the whole protection. Playsafe Triple is produced less voluminous with the same protective effect.

    Sports That Usually Require Mouth Guards

    Any form of sport that carries the risk of injury to the head necessitates the wearing of a mouth guard along with other protective gear.

    The most common sports are football, hockey, boxing, basketball, gymnastics, handball, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, cricket, skateboarding, skiing, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.

    Best Mouth Guards

    The best type of mouthguards are the ones that are custom designed specifically for your teeth only. This is done by dentist who first takes an impression of your teeth to create a replica model of your teeth. This replica model is then sent to a dental laboratory where the technician uses it to custom design your mouth guard ensuring a perfect fit and comfort.

    There are also stock mouthguards available in stores and online. They are designed to be worn by everyone. They lack accurate fit, comfort and all other benefits of a custom mouth guard.

    Taking Care of Your Mouth Guard

    An ill fitting, worn or broken mouthguard must be replaced.
    • Keep your mouthguard clean and dry in between games
    • Always clean in cool soapy water
    • Do not dry in direct sunlight
    • Carry it in a sturdy container with vents
    • Do not wash in hot water
    • Do not chew on your mouthguard, since this can distort its shape
    • Keep safely away from pets

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