Mouth guard offer from Apple Dental

Written by Daniel Hynes

2 March 2017

This year Apple Dental will be repeating their special mouthguard offer. At $120, this is a significant discount to what Apple Dental charge for non-Lane Cove Cats members.

We would highly recommend members take up this great offer from our major sponsor.


Why get a custom fitted mouthguard?

Mouth-guards have a definite role in preventing injuries to the teeth and face and for this reason they are strongly recommended at all levels of football.

Dentally fitted laminated mouth-guards offer the best protection. ‘Boil and bite’ type mouth-guards are not recommended for any level of play as they can dislodge during play and block the airway

The cost of treatment to replace or repair missing teeth can run into thousands of dollars whereas a good quality mouthguard is relatively cheap to purchase. Ideally, anyone who participates in contact sports, plus a fair number of non-contact sports such as horse-riding, bicycling and skateboarding, should wear a well-fitting mouth-guard.

While it is possible to buy over-the-counter mouth-guards for just a few dollars, these are often very uncomfortable to wear, fit poorly and will offer very little protection. It is worth paying a bit more to get a custom-fitted mouth-guard from your dentist. This is designed to offer maximum protection to the teeth, gums, lips and cheeks and will be comfortable to wear. Comfort is an important factor as an uncomfortable mouth-guard is likely to remain in its box during sports.

Apple Dental will take impressions of your mouth which are sent to the dental laboratory so a mouthguard can be made. It will be fitted on your next appointment and is then ready to use. It is important to make sure you clean it thoroughly after each use and store it in the container provided, making sure it is away from direct heat which could distort it.

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