Shield mouthguards will be holding fittings at the club over the next few weeks. These mouthguards are custom made which offers players more comfort and protection on the field. A special offer for the Shammies…. players can secure a custom fitted mouth guard for $150 (NB the club recieves a small referral fee for this service).
These mouthguards are provided by a Dental Professsional and as such may be covered by a private health fund rebate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 9560 7885 for details or
download a brochure to find out further information.
Please note it is a common myth that a mouth guard can help prevent concussion. The latest evidence from the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Institute of Sport is:
“Evidence suggests that helmets, mouth guards or other protective devices offer little if any benefit in the prevention of concussion. These devices are important, however, for the prevention of other traumatic head injuries such as lacerations or skull fractures.”
The Petersham Juniors have a policy that all players are required to wear mouthguards. While this may not prevent concussion there is evidence it prevents many other injuries.