Mouthguards

THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING A GOOD MOUTHGUARD

A split lip will heal but broken teeth won't. Did you know that teeth are the least capable part of the human body to repair themselves after an injury? The dental treatment required to repair damaged teeth or replace missing teeth is both time consuming and expensive.

Being accidentally caught in the face by a squash racket or lacrosse stick, or falling awkwardly across showjumping poles, can cause more damage to the teeth than any blow from a boxing glove.

BOIL AND BITE VERSUS CUSTOM MADE MOUTHGUARDS

Boxing is thought to have been the first sport to use Gumshields or Tooth Guards as they were then called. The original Gumshield or Toothguard was no more than a pre-formed rubber rim that fitted over the top teeth.
Boil and Bite Mouthguards are another type of Mouthguard which are placed in boiling water and then moulded to the tooth arch. However they tend to thin out in the very areas where protection is required and also be of a loose fit which may cause them to become dislodged and trapped in the airway causing suffocation.

Playsafe Custom Made Mouthguards are better as they are made to moulds taken of the players upper and lower tooth arches by a dentist or clinical dental technician. Because they are individually moulded to casts of the players' teeth they fit securely, which means they don't move and will minimise any restriction in breathing and speaking.

Mouthguards and Gumshields

PLAYSAFE MOUTHGUARDS are RECOGNISED AS THE BEST

Playsafe Mouthguards are custom made from moulds taken by a dentist or clinical dental technician of your top and bottom tooth arches, using several layers of different plastics which are pressure laminated together like laminated glass so as to make a very impact absorbing mouthguard.

Independent Tests by The Open University Materials Engineering Dept demonstrated that the Heavy Playsafe Mouthguard was more protective than any other mouthguard tested

CURRENT LEGISLATION
Mouthguards come under the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) legislation. Manufacturers of Mouthguards/Gumshields and Toothguards must comply with this piece of legislation and demonstrate this by affixing the CE mark in its recognisable form of black print on a white background permanently within the mouthguard or on to the care instructions or packaging of the mouthguard.

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