• By 1300 SMILES
  • February 15, 2019

If your child plays or participates in any of the following school sports in Queensland then it is a mandatory requirement to wear a mouthguard and a ‘strong recommendation’ to wear a fitted mouthguard:

  • Rugby League
  • Water Polo
  • Australian Football
  • Rugby Union
  • Handball
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts

Why fitted mouthguards –

Fitted mouthguards are proven to provide a better level of protection over alternative mouthguard types, such as ‘boil & bite’. Johnathan Thurston appeared in this video to demonstrate quite clearly why fitted mouthguards are superior.

Fitted mouthguards match the exact teeth and gum patterns of your mouth, cradling your jaw for added protection. Other types of mouthguard may not match this fine contouring and be prone to falling out or becoming dislodged much more easily at a critical time.

Mouthguards that have been correctly matched to your own mouth profile are an investment for both peace of mind and to your sporting performance. If you’ve got an ill-fitting mouthguard that’s constantly trying to escape your mouth, then how can you concentrate on the task in hand?

Protecting against mouth injuries –

Quality fitted mouthguards offer protection against the following:

  • Protection of teeth and gums
  • Protection against chipped or broken teeth
  • Protection of cheeks
  • Protection of tongue
  • Protection of jaw
  • Protection of implants, crowns or veneers
  • Protection of braces (if they cannot be removed)
  • Protection of bridges
  • Protects jaws reducing the risk of joint injury
  • Protects against biting and piercing lips

The price of a quality mouthguard is very small compared to dental or medical fees for correction or treatment of some, or all the above, and can extend to countless hours & a great deal of expense.

Quality mouthguards –

At 1300SMILES we provide quality fitted mouthguards from brands such as ‘Gameday’ which you can customise to your own personal colour combination. So not only do Gameday mouthguards offer great sporting protection, but, they look incredibly stylish too. Find out more about mouthguards in our informative leaflet here:

Mouthguard Brochure

More information can be found in the links below:

Queensland Schools Hockey

Queensland Schools Rugby League

Queensland Schools Water Polo

Queensland Schools Handball

Queensland Schools Rugby Union

Queensland Schools Australian Football

Queensland Schools Soccer