When playing any physical sport it always necessary to ensure you are wearing the right protection. For football this will include shin pads; for cricket you will need pads, a box and gloves; for motor racing a helmet and protective suit. But it is very important when playing games with a high physical risk to protect your teeth. This involves wearing a mouth guard.
Over half the cases of knocked out or broken teeth seen by dentists are caused by sporting injuries. A misplaced hand or ill-timed shot is all it takes to have a tooth knocked clean out or broken in the mouth. Ask anyone who has experienced a dental trauma such as this and they will tell you that it is pretty painful and unpleasant. You also have to bear in mind that you may well need several months or even years of costly dental surgery and restorations to restore the appearance of your teeth.
A mouth guard from a Central London dentist could prevent this eventuality with relative ease and at a fraction of the cost. Although it is possible to buy mouth guards in sporting good shops, dentists recommend that you have one professionally fitted. This is because an ill-fitting mouth guard can offer little more protection than none at all.
A good-fitting mouth guard will protect all the teeth by cushioning any impact and spreading the blow across the whole of the dental arc rather than just impacting on one or two teeth. This will help to ensure that your teeth are not dislodged or broken.