Custom-made mouthguards for athletes in Geelong

August 29, 2022

As spring approaches, we’re in the grip of finals fever for a range of sports. From footy and netball to hockey, junior and senior players all have their eye on a premiership prize. They want to play well and they want to win. When you play a sport it’s important to have the right gear. Wyatt Ryan are specialists in custom-made mouthguards in Geelong for athletes of all ages and sports.

The players select the right footwear to provide maximum grip and performance for their sport of choice. They put on protective gear including shin guards. They don their team’s uniform. They do their warm-up activities. And by adding custom-made mouthguards Geelong players are ready for action.

At Wyatt Ryan Dental, we’re big believers in the valuable protection mouthguards provide. If a collision occurs with another player’s body, sporting equipment or ball, a mouthguard helps prevent or reduce injuries to your teeth, gums and mouth. If you’re not wearing this important safety device, you risk an impact injury that can cause fractured or lost teeth, abrasions, cut lips and tongue and even jaw injuries.

By working as a shock absorber, a mouthguard spreads the force of the impact across the whole mouth. It also works as a protective buffer between the top and bottom teeth.

Premium protection

And while ‘boil and bite’ models are available at select stores including pharmacies, our experienced dentists advise people to invest in custom-made ones that are tailored to their teeth.

First up, we take an impression of your teeth. The mouthguard is then created from that impression, so its dimensions and thickness provide premium protection.

No matter what age you are, if you’re in danger of an impact injury in your chosen sport you should wear a mouthguard during competition and training. From kids’ baby teeth right through to a mature-age sportsperson’s adult teeth, all need adequate protection.

Whether you participate in rugby, footy, martial arts, skateboarding, boxing, water polo or lacrosse, this vital piece of equipment can save you from a world of hurt and costly dental bills.

So look after your mouthguard and rinse it in cold soapy water after use. Dry it carefully, then pop it in its container out of sunlight.

For information on quality mouthguards in Geelong, people can contact Wyatt Ryan Dental’s friendly team. We look forward to helping you to protect your teeth.

Teeth mold model.