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Get Custom Mouth Guards for Sport or Night Guards for Teeth Grinding in Chermside, Brisbane

If you need to protect your teeth from damage during sports or from night time grinding, we can help you find the perfect solution. Our custom professional sports mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth from injury. Whereas our custom night guard splints are designed to prevent wear and tear from overnight teeth grinding.

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How We Make Custom Professional Sports Mouthguards in Brisbane:

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What are Custom Professional Mouthguards for Sport? And How Are They Different From Custom Night Guards for Teeth Grinding?

While patients might refer to night guards as mouth guards, they’re actually a very different product. We call night guards “splints”. Custom mouthguards for sport are made from a softer material. They’re big and bulky, and designed to absorb impact which helps to protect your teeth from being knocked out during sports.

Night guard splints are made with a harder material that’s designed to protect your teeth from wear and tear that occurs from teeth grinding during sleep.

Why Choose Custom Sports Mouthguards Instead Of Over-the-Counter Mouthguards?

Opting for custom professional mouthguards at Today's Dentistry offers several advantages over generic alternatives:

Precise fit for maximum comfort and protection
Greater durability, lasting longer than store-bought options
Personalised for your unique dental anatomy
Designed to allow for proper breathing and speaking during activities
Today’s Dentistry has a huge range of colours to choose from so you can match your team colours!
We custom make your mouthguard to include your name and phone number inside it so you don’t lose it if you take it out after a game and accidentally leave it behind.

What To Expect At Your Consultation? Getting Custom Mouth Guards or Night Guards in Chermside, Brisbane

We can assess your need for a mouth guard or night splint quickly and take all the necessary photos, scans and impressions very quickly. Then our team will custom create your mouth guard or night splint to perfectly fit your mouth. It typically takes 1-2 weeks to hand craft your new guard, and you’ll return for a final fitting appointment where we can ensure it’s comfortable and you can take the guard home with you.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and keep your smile safe.
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Frequently Asked Questions 
About Custom Sports Mouthguards and Custom Night Guards

General Info

What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard?

Wearing a mouthguard protects teeth, gums, and the jaw from injury during sports or other physical activities. Whereas wearing a night guard while you’re sleeping prevents damage that occurs due to teeth grinding. Instead of wearing down your tooth structure, the wear and tear occurs on the night guard.

What are mouthguards made of?

Mouthguards are typically made of materials like thermoplastic, ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), or polyurethane. These materials are flexible, durable, and provide a comfortable fit while offering protection to the teeth and jaw.

How long does it take to get a mouthguard?

Getting a custom mouthguard usually takes about 1-2 weeks, including the time needed for the dental impression or scan, lab fabrication, and fitting adjustments. Over-the-counter mouthguards can be purchased immediately but will definitely not provide the same level of comfort and protection as a custom-made one.

When and how to clean a sports mouthguard or night guard?

A sports mouthguard or night guard should be cleaned after each use. Rinse it with cold water and gently brush it with a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. You can also use a specialised mouthguard cleaner or soak it in an antimicrobial solution. Always let it air dry before storing it in a ventilated case. Please note, hot water will warp the material and it will lose fit.

How long do mouthguards last?

Sports mouth guards need to be assessed each sport season or if they are delaminating. For children, they need a new mouth guard each sport season because of how much their mouth grows and new teeth erupt (sometimes they even need 2 different mouthguards in one season!)

Night time splints are only for adults, so they tend to last longer than sports mouth guards as your mouth isn’t changing and growing in the same way.

Sports mouth guards and night guards should be brought along to your Active Maintenance Visits and we can help you identify when it needs to be replaced.

Can you eat with a mouthguard in?

It's not recommended to eat with a mouthguard in place, as chewing can damage the mouthguard and affect its fit. Remove your mouthguard before eating or drinking anything besides water.

Are there mouthguards for grinding teeth?

Yes, there are mouthguards specifically designed to protect from teeth grinding (bruxism), however they’re not called mouth guards, they’re actually called occlusal splints or night guards. These night guards create a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, reducing the potential for damage and alleviating pressure on the jaw joints.

Are there mouthguards for sleep apnea/snoring?

Yes, there are specialised devices known as mandibular advancement devices (MADs) or tongue stabilising devices (TSDs) that can help treat sleep apnea and snoring however they’re not technically called mouthguards. These oral appliances work by repositioning the lower jaw or tongue, improving airway patency during sleep. Click here for more information about snoring and sleep apnea.

When should you wear a sports mouth guard?

Sports mouth guards should be worn during training sessions as well as on game day!


Can kids get custom sports mouthguards?

Yes, even little kids who only have baby teeth can wear a custom sports mouth guard to help protect their teeth from damage during sport. Even though adult teeth will grow through eventually, you do not want your little one losing teeth early through injury. When baby teeth are lost early, it can cause shifting in the teeth and the adult teeth have trouble erupting properly which can lead to problems down the track.

Can kids get night guards for teeth grinding?

We prefer not to use night guards with kids, as it would require constant adjustment while their adult teeth first come through. From the age of about six until 14 or 15, their teeth are moving around, so it’s best not to wear anything that’s rigid in their mouth.

How are custom sports mouthguards made?

Custom sports mouthguards are made by taking a dental impression of your teeth, which is then sent to a dental lab. The lab creates a precise, personalised mouthguard that fits comfortably and offers optimal protection.

How long are the appointments for making a mouthguard?

It’s quick and easy to get a custom sports mouth guard at Today’s Dentistry! It’s generally a 15 minute appointment for scans and then a 15 minute fit appointment where we check the fit and you leave with your brand new mouth guard.

Issues / Challenges

What to do if your mouthguard is rubbing gums?

If your mouthguard is rubbing your gums, consult your dentist for adjustments to improve the fit and prevent irritation.

Can mouthguards hurt teeth?

A properly fitted mouthguard should not hurt your teeth. If you experience discomfort, consult your dentist to have the fit adjusted.

What to do if your mouthguard keeps falling out?

If your mouthguard keeps falling out, it's likely that it doesn't fit properly. Consult your dentist to have the fit adjusted or consider getting a custom-made mouthguard for a more secure and comfortable fit.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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I could not recommend this place more. From the staff to the facilities, I have absolutely nothing to fault. My phobia is
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Your first visit at Today’s Dentistry is all about creating a Dental Roadmap so you know exactly what condition your teeth and gums are in, and what your options are for treatment.

Your first appointment includes:

An Intraoral Scan displayed on our chair-side TV so you see what we’re seeing.
A review of your Dental Roadmap, including interest-free payment plan options.
Diagnostic X-Rays to spot any hidden issues.

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Today's Dentistry
Is Located At

91 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu 8.30am - 8pm

Fri 8.30am - 2pm