At Fairview Park Dental Clinic we strongly advise wearing a custom fit mouth guard for children who play a sport or do an activity which may put them at risk of an injury to their teeth or mouth.
We believe so firmly in the importance of a custom fitted mouth guard that we are happy to offer mouth guards for all children (< 21 years Old) at cost.
If you have private health insurance there is usually a rebate for mouth guards, variable according to which health insurer you are with.
Who should wear a mouth guard?
Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a risk of a knock to the face should wear a mouth guard. This includes sports where contact is part of the game like football, boxing and rugby, and also collision sports where contact often happens but it is not expected or allowed. These include basketball, hockey, water polo, lacrosse, netball, baseball, softball, squash, soccer, BMX bike riding, horse riding, skateboarding, in-line skating, trampolining, cricket (wicket keeping or batting without a helmet), water skiing and snow ski racing.