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Mouthguards

Dr. Halton and Dr. Fitzgerald are delighted to announce an important and beneficial oral health promotion initiative.  

As part of our special drive towards preserving beautiful smiles, we are providing a free sports mouthguard to all first year students of secondary schools in Kilkenny, Carlow and Portlaoise.

The GAA has introduced a welcome scheme from January 1st 2013, whereby all participants under the age of 18 are required to wear a protective sports mouthguard.  Castle Orthodontics in Kilkenny and Carlow, and in conjunction with Dr Enda Whelan at Churchview Dental Practice in Portlaoise, are offering a professionally made protective sports mouthguard for a discounted fee of €50 (first year secondary students complimentary).

Wearing a protective sports mouthguard from a young age when playing contact sports is important for many reasons.

A mouthguard helps cushion blows that otherwise can cause:

  • Broken teeth
  • Lacerations to tongue and lips
  • Jaw injuries
  • Concussions

Examples of sports for which you need a mouthguard:

  • Hurling
  • Gaelic football
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Camogie
  • Boxing
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts

We hope this service we are providing will help protect teeth and smiles in our local community.

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