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Harpenden Smiles – The Importance of Mouth Guards When Playing Contact Sport

Posted in: Blog, by pfwpa, on 9th August 2017 | 0 comments

So, what’s the definition of a contact sport?

‘It is a sport in which the participants necessarily come into bodily contact with one another.’ Sports such as football, hockey, rugby and boxing are all considered contact sports and mouth guards should be worn by those participants. Just as you’d wear a helmet when riding your bike, you wear a mouth guard while playing sports.

Mouth guards really are an essential bit of kit when it comes to playing sports. Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury in sports, and a mouth guard can protect your teeth, jaw, neck and brain. They most commonly protect you against chipped or broken teeth and broken or dislocated jawbones. In fact, according to The American Dental Association, 200,000 oral injuries are prevented every year by wearing a mouth guard.

The new rugby season is nearly upon us and all participants at our local club, the Harpenden Rugby Club, will require a mouth guard to be able to play. We are pleased to announce that Harpenden Smiles has teamed up with the Harpenden Rugby Club and will be offering a mobile clinic to tailor make your sports mouth guards on 31st August 2017.

To get a mouth guard fitted, you can attend the Harpenden Rugby Club on 31st August 2017 between 17:00-18:00. Please send us a message on Facebook with your preferred time slot and your email address, and we will reply confirming your booking via email.

We can create the mouth guards in just two days, which is a task in itself, but to top it off, the mouth guards can also be branded and are available in a great range of colours.
If you can’t make it on the day, just call the practice on 01582 763420 to book your mouth guard fitting appointment.

It only takes one sporting accident to destroy your smile, as well as your bite, so avoid the time, money and pain that an oral injury could cause by wearing a perfectly fitted mouth guard. If you keep it in your sports bag, you will always have it to hand for when the time arises that you play sport and need to be protected.

Sports Mouth Guard Fittings
Date: 31st August 2017
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Harpenden Rugby Club

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