An important part of preventative dentistry is mouthguard. They provide essential protection for our safety, as well as our families while playing contact sports.
The main purpose of mouthguard is to prevent or minimise mouth related sporting injuries
Mouthguards: Over The Counter Vs Custom Fitted
There are a huge variety of types and brands of over the counter mouth guards available. However, everyone is different, everyone’s teeth are different, and there is no such thing as a one size fits all mouthguard solution. As these are not personalised custom made for each individual person, they are not as safe or reliable as a custom fit mouthguard.
It is strongly recommended by the ADA (Australian Dental Association) to wear a custom-fit mouthguard, which provides more protection against potential dental injuries than an over the counter one does.
Our skilled dental team will custom-fit a mouthguard to fit your mouth, offering you the ultimate in protection, and comfort.
Splints Protect Your Teeth While You Sleep
Occlusal splints or night guards can also be used as a way to protect your teeth while you sleep. Splints are custom made and designed to fit each person’s mouth. This helps to protect all their teeth from grinding and clenching, which is referred to as bruxism.
Why Wearing A Splint/Night Guard Is Important
If you need to wear a night guard or occlusal splint, but do not wear one, what can happen? Over time Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder may occur.
What Material Is Used?
If you are going to have a guard in your mouth overnight, you want to be sure that the material is safe for humans.
A split/night guard consists of a removable acrylic oral device. It has been carefully moulded so that it fits the upper and/or lower arches of your teeth. Its main purpose is to decrease the amount of pressure your teeth and arches feel as a result of your teeth grinding while you sleep.