After our previous blog article highlighted the importance of the sports mouthguard in the NBA, Tuesday’s traditional ANZAC Day NRL match showed the importance of the sports mouthguard in the NRL. The Sydney Roosters versus St George Illawarra Dragons match had everything a fan wanted in a game. It has been labelled as a classic that lived up to the ANZAC Day match billing. It was a close contest, with the lead saw-sawing between both teams that needed to be settled by a Mitchell Pearce field goal in golden point extra time. There were brilliant tries and spectacular takes, but also gritty defence and big hits.
The forwards on both teams played well, but Dylan Napa of the Sydney Roosters stood out. Napa made 119 metres from 11 runs and made 18 tackles with 2 tackle busts in 36 minutes of action in his first game back after being out injured for a month. What made this more amazing is that he played with 3 missing teeth after having them knocked out during the game. Fortunately Napa recovered the teeth and had them replaced by a dentist the next day. It is said he will be able to play against the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday by wearing a special sports mouthguard to protect the teeth and surrounding tissues.
This match highlighted the importance of the sports mouthguard in the NRL. When playing a contact sport like rugby league, collisions can put the teeth and surrounding tissues at risk of injury. Sports mouthguards will reduce the severity of the injury and hopefully save your teeth when an injury does occur. A sports mouthguard may also allow you back onto the field sooner after an injury to the mouth by supporting and protecting the injured area which may be still healing.
Come see us at Central Brisbane Dental and get a proper dentist-made custom sports mouthguard today to ensure maximum protection for your teeth and their surrounding tissues while playing sport.