25 Feb If you play Rugby, you need a sportsguard
Protect your mouth in contact sports.
With this years’ RBS Six Nations Rugby tournament well underway, I would like to talk about the risks to your mouth from contact sports. TV viewers will notice that during the games that virtually all the players are wearing some kind of sports guard for their mouths. Whilst the collisions in international rugby are the equivalent of being hit by a small car at 30 mph, the less talented of us who trot out to play at the weekends, still need a very similar level of protection.
Whether you are playing schools rugby or for the local Vets XV, a sportsguard protects your teeth, jaws and gums from an unexpected blow to the head. At Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, we can help you choose the right sports guard for you.
It’s important to know that the old style ‘boil and bite’ sports guards that can be bought over the counter do not offer anything like the precision of fit or protection a custom made sports guard provides.
Of course, this kind of protection applies to other sports as well, such as La Crosse, Hockey, Cricket and even Squash.
Dr Frank Goulbourn