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Sports Mouthguard

mouthguard1A mouthguard is a protective device that is worn over the teeth to prevent injury to the teeth, gums, jawbone and lips.

Most often, it is worn over the upper teeth only, however, in special instances determined by your dentist, it may be required for the lower teeth as well.  It can be worn by both children and adults.

It is useful for preventing injuries during contact sports such as football, hockey, rugby, basketball, biking, karate and judo etc.  It is estimated that more than 5 million teeth are lost in the United States of American annually and more than 200,000 injuries are prevented by the use of mouthguards. The most common injuries that can be prevented include teeth chipping, nerve damage and even tooth loss!

Generally, a mouthguard is comfortable to wear, durable and easy to clean.  It will not restrict breathing or speech.

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PLAYSAFE and ORTHODONTIC MASTER, SINGAPORE


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