A young woman learnt the hard way that a cheap store-bought mouth guard just doesn't cut it when it comes to protecting teeth. Playing hockey in Tasmania, she sustained severe dental injuries when she copped a hockey-stick to her face DESPITE WEARING A MOUTH GUARD. Unfortunately it had not been custom made or fitted by a dentist.
Her dental bills are now up to some $7000, with much more to come in the future.
While dentist mouth guards may be more expensive than store-bought ones, they are far superior when it comes to protection. If it even saves a tooth from being chipped and needing a filling, it has already paid for itself, let alone the complex work that can sometimes be required.
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