Sports Dentistry

Stay Active. Stay Protected. Let us protect you when you need it most!

Sports dentistry has a major role to play in maximizing your participation in sport whilst limiting injuries. Our team has significant sports dentistry experience, treating and preventing oral and facial athletic injuries.

For sports dentistry the prevention of oral/facial trauma during sporting activities can be helped in many ways, including wearing the correct protective equipment. Properly fitted mouthguards are an essential requirement in all contact sports such as football, rugby, boxing, martial arts and hockey. Some other non contact sports also require properly and individually fitted mouth guards. Confident offers a range of mouthguards, including personalized branded pieces which are perfect for sports teams and athletes.

So, whether you want help preventing a sports injury or need treatment afterwards, our experienced team can help quickly and using high tech dental technology making it as painless and stress-free as possible.

To find out about the sports dentistry options we have on offer, please get in touch or call 04 343 3315.

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At Confident Clinic, we want to ensure that any participators in sport are aware of and have access to the best mouth guard and trauma treatment available. Properly diagnosed, designed and custom fabricated mouthguards are essential in the prevention of athletic oral/facial injuries.

Sports Mouthguards
At confident clinic, we specialise in custom sports mouthguards.
A properly fitted mouthguard must be protective, comfortable, resilient, tear resistant, odourless, tasteless, not bulky, cause minimal interference to breathing and the most important criteria have excellent retention, fit and sufficient thickness in critical areas.

We make our mouthguards in house and have invested in technology to make high performance mouthguards, which we tailor depending on your particular sport – different thicknesses and styles for different sports.

With a Confident dentistry mouthguard you will be able to breathe easily, you won’t lose it because we embed your name or phone number in it and provide a carry case. We also tailor a mouthguard to grow with a child so you do not constantly need to replace it when their teeth change so quickly. We can also work around braces- you still need to wear a mouthguard despite having braces.

A mouthguard is not just to save your teeth from sustaining an injury. A correctly fitted sports mouthguard will protect your entire mouth by cushioning a blow and distributing the force of the impact, helping to prevent jaw fractures, and reduce neck and muscle injuries that can occur when your lower jaw is unexpectedly forced into the upper jaw.

Colours are also available along with plain white, which is the most popular.

The Custom Fitted Mouthguard is Available From Qualident lab.


This mouthguard is constructed directly from a mould taken of your teeth in the dental surgery and fits tightly and comfortably over your teeth. This type of mouthguard is the type recommended by the dental profession and sporting authorities and is the most effective in preventing injuries to the teeth and jaws.

The “do it yourself” sports mouthguards, available at many pharmacies are usually poorly fitting and uncomfortable to wear. These types of mouthguards can impede your ability to breathe easily and cause gum irritation as they do not fit snuggly and as such allow for excess movement. Sporting authorities do not recommend these as they offer little protection to the teeth. Patients are encouraged to obtain the custom-fitted guard.

If you or any members of your family take part in contact sport or recreational activities where there is a risk of a facial injury, a custom-made sports mouthguard from our Qualident lab will provide the best protection.

At Confident, we use & recommend the new ERKODENT lite pro laminated sports mouthguard. The lamination process enables thin, strong mouthguards which aid breathing and speaking.

A mouthguard is just as important for children to protect their developing teeth and facial bone structure. If your child’s tooth is fractured, knocked out or they receive a jaw injury, it may result dental complications that require extensive long-term restorative treatments. Mouthguards should be worn during any sport where there is the chance of a knock to the face. Mouthguards should be worn during all competitions as well as during training sessions, as this is when many injuries occur. This should be stressed to children in junior teams.

If the child is in the middle of orthodontic treatment, they may be encouraged to avoid contact or collision sports for the duration because of the potential of lip lacerations. However, there are ways of making mouthguards that still fit reasonably well if sport must continue.

Your smile is your most important asset and should have the best protection possible. Talk to one of our team today about the new ERKODENT lite pro laminated sports mouthguard.

Caring for Your Mouthguard:
  • Clean your mouthguard in warm soapy water (not hot) after every time you wear it to prevent the build-up of bacteria
  • Store your mouthguard in a plastic container that has several holes so it can dry completely, this will prevent the bacterial growth.
  • Do not leave you mouthguard in direct sunlight or in a car, as heat can warp it out of shape.
  • Do not chew on the edges, twist or bend your mouthguard as this can alter its shape and prevent it from fitting snugly over your teeth and reduce its effectiveness.
Click here to contact us today for more information or to book an appointment for your sports mouthguard in Confident clinic.