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Custom mouth guards

Protecting your teeth at night or during sports

Are you looking for dental mouth guards for Sports or Night grinding?

Whether it is through injury on the field or grinding your teeth at night, once you loose those teeth, we can’t get them back. That is why we understand how important it is to protect your teeth.

Sports mouth guards

As dentists we see more than our fair share of dental injuries, be it from football, basketball, hockey and even netball. Regardless of whether you are a child or an adult we believe all sports clubs should have a ‘no mouth guard, no play’ rule for games and training.

Chemist mouth guards vs dental mouth guards?

The choice between an over-the-counter mouth guard or a custom mouth guard from your dentist comes down to the degree of protection you get against bumps, hits and knocks to the face and mouth.

A chemist mouth guard will protect your teeth and mouth in the case of a light bump but because they are not fitted they don’t fit snug against your teeth, so don’t provide the same level of protection. This movement can also mean they are less comfortable and distracting.

Custom mouth guards can be made in your teams colours or even made with a specific design a patient can request them like this one.

Custom mouth guards can be made in your teams colours or even made with a requested design… like this one.

In the case of harder bumps, hits or knocks, nothing will fully protect you from damage but a dental custom fitting mouth guard will give you the greatest protection.

Sports mouth guards come in a range of colours and quite often we can match the colour combination to your sports team.

We also have the ability to customise your mouthguard to your special requests.

Night guard for sleeping and grinding

Adult and children alike can suffer from bruxism, a condition where they grind their teeth at nighttime, unconsciously and gradually wearing away the precious enamel on their teeth.

If left untreated this can lead to exposing the dentine, the inner, softer layer of the tooth, which can lead to increased chances of decay, sensitivity and cracking. There is also the cosmetic impact where teeth that are being ground gradually disappear within the smile.

Teeth grinding (Bruxism) treatment

There are a number of treatments for tooth grinding at night:

Mouth splint or mouthguard for grinding

We can construct a custom fitting splint which fits snugly between the teeth you grind at night, preventing any wear to the teeth.

Relaxation for grinding

If the underlying reason for grinding is based in anxiety and stress, applying relaxation techniques or seeing a psychologist may help reduce these. Note that this treatment may take longer to stop grinding so it is worth considering a splint in the interim.

TMJ treatment

The grinding may be caused by underlying problems with TMJ (your jaw bone) and how it fits together and moves. Your dentist can help evaluate your TMJ problems, their relationship to your grinding and recommend a course of action.

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We are here to help

What is your situation? How much do all the mouth guard options cost? Which is the right solution for you?

Our friendly team are here to help and are more than happy to give advice over the phone on (07) 3263 2677 or book your consultation online with one of our team to assess your situation. We give you open, frank and plain speaking advice in a guilt-free and judgement-free environment.

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