It is not surprising that competitive sports lead to physical injuries.
The precise cause varies from the positive assault on the opponent’s body as in boxing to the accidental boot in the face in rugby union.
It does not matter whether a blow is landed by intent or by accident – the resultant damage can be equally distressing.
In the twenty first century, thirty men can still charge into each other on a rugby football field with no attempt whatsoever having been made beforehand to afford them any oral protection from injury.
Whilst one may ignore informed decisions made by adults in such situations, surely games-playing children should be offered both advice and the means of protection from injury.
Resistance to the use of mouth guards appears to come most frequently from games players who have not yet suffered an oro-facial injury. Reasons for not wearing a mouth guard are usually given as;
Most of these unfavourable features are more commonly associated with the bulky and less-sophisticated “boil-and-bite” form of mouth guard. These criticisms are not, fortunately associated with properly constructed laboratory-made appliances.
Independent research has proven Lynx Sport® mouth guards provide the highest level of protection and comfort, without impeding respiratory or speech requirements. Each Lynx Sport® mouth guard is a laminate of the highest quality E.V.A. producing the closest fit possible.
We require upper and lower fully extended alginate impressions, taken in a well supported tray and a centric bite registration taken with the teeth 3-4 mm apart.
Alternatively, upper and lower stone casts may be provided and should be packaged with care to prevent damage during transportation.
Any name required within the mouth guard should be clearly printed.
Choice of colours or patterns should be indicated.