Are you wearing your gumshield?
Did you know that from the 1st January 2013 it is mandatory in Gaelic Football for players to wear a Gumshield / Mouthguard? Colm Smith Dental is delighted to now provide ProSmile Gumshields. These gumshields are custom made, designed by our Sports Dentist. They are manufactured onsite at Prosmile Dental Laboratory here in Cootehill, Co Cavan. This has many advantages. Firstly, there is no delay from impression to manufacture, meaning no distortion of the impression. These Irish made gumshields are fabricated using bilaminate technology in such a way to maximise protection against dental trauma. Cheaper alternative “custom made gumshields” do not use bilaminate technology, and consequently don’t offer the same level of protection.
Wearing your ProSmile Gumshield doesn’t just help protect your teeth – it protects your brain too. By wearing ProSmile you spread the force of an impact or fall and concussion is far less likely. These gumshields are very easy to wear during games. Players who have been unable to wear other types of gumshield have commented on how comfortable ProSmile Gumshields are.
There are different designs available for different types of bite, and there is also a special orthodontic gumshield for patients wearing braces. Individual gumshields for Senior / Minors are priced at €70, orders of 20 or more are discounted at €55. Junior Gumsheilds (U/12) are €50, orders of 20 or more are discounted to €40.
Arrangements can be made for our dental team to visit your club on a training night to take impressions. Dr. Chris Williamson, our sports dentist, has extensive postgraduate training in the prevention and management of sporting dental injuries. There is also an emergency same-day service.
Also note that Colm Smith Dental provides a Sports Dental Injuries Centre, as well as an out of hours Dentist On Call service.