Customs sports mouth guards in Perth
Thousands of people each year are treated for dental injuries that could have either been avoided or minimised with a custom-made mouthguard
While store-bought mouthguards might be effective, custom-fitted mouthguards from Access Dental Care in Perth are better for your oral and overall health. This is because of custom-fitted mouthguards:
- Are well-fitting
- Allow you to speak clearly
- Won’t fall out or move around
- Won’t restrict your breathing
- Are comfortable
Take your health seriously: get a mouthguard from a dentist
Mouthguards are an effective piece of equipment to help prevent injury to mouth:
- Protect teeth against impact
- Protect against jaw joint injury
- Protect against soft tissue injuries
- Help prevent neck and jaw injuries
- Could protect against concussion
Custom-fitted to your mouth
Mouthguards are made from a strong and durable material that can be moulded easily to fit precisely over your teeth and gums. An Access Dental Care dentist will take impressions to create a mouthguard to provide you with the best protection for your teeth.
The procedure for mouthguards
The procedure is very simple: your Access Dental Care dentist will take moulds of both your upper and lower teeth. These moulds will be sent to our dental laboratory where a technician will fabricate your custom-made mouthguard.
Looking after your mouthguard
In order to get the most out of your mouthguard it is important that you take good care of it:
- The plastic that mouthguards are made to change shape in high temperatures: so it is best to keep it out of direct sunlight.
- Always rinse your mouthguard in cold water after you’ve used it.
- Store in a rigid plastic container.
- On occasion, we recommend rinsing your mouthguard in mouthwash.
- If your mouthguard gets damaged, replace it.
- Bring your mouthguard along to your regular dental check so it can be assessed by one our dentists.
How does a mouthguard last?
The length of time you have your mouthguard will depend on a number of things and your sports mouthguard will need replacing over time. For instance, if a child’s adult teeth are coming through or have come through you may need a new mouthguard. Just bring it along to your check-ups and your dentist will inspect it for wear and tear.
Customs sports mouth guards in Perth
If you play sports, you need a mouthguard. Dental accidents such as tooth loss and even jaw joint problems can be painful and costly problems to fix. Talk to the team at Access Dental Care in Perth to find out how we can help you.
A mouthguard is an effective piece of equipment, which is used to prevent injuries to the teeth and mouth, especially while playing sport. Custom mouthguard’s can protect teeth and soft tissue from impacts. They are also good in preventing neck and jaw injuries, and in some cases, can even provide some protection against concussion.
If your mouthguard is exposed to high temperatures, it could change shape. It’s important that you keep it out of direct sunlight as much as possible. It’s also a good idea to rinse your mouthguard with cold water, wash occasionally with mouthwash, and store your mouthguard in a firm plastic container to avoid damage.
When we make your custom mouthguard, we take moulds of both your upper and lower teeth. These moulds are then sent to our dental laboratory where a technician will fabricate your mouthguard with a material that can be moulded easily to fit very precisely over your teeth and gums.
Mouthguards are designed to protect the teeth, gums, and jaws from impact during physical activities like contact sports. They provide a cushioning effect that helps prevent injuries to various parts of the mouth, including the teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw. By creating a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, mouthguards absorb and distribute the force of an impact, reducing the likelihood of cracked, chipped, or knocked-out teeth. They also safeguard the soft tissues in the mouth by acting as a barrier between the teeth and the lips, cheeks, and tongue.
There are different types of mouthguards available, such as stock mouthguards, boil-and-bite mouthguards, and custom-made mouthguards. Custom-made mouthguards, created by a dentist using an impression of the wearer’s teeth, offer the highest level of protection and comfort since they are specifically tailored to fit the individual’s mouth. It’s crucial to choose a well-fitting and comfortable mouthguard, as an ill-fitting one can actually increase the risk of injury.
Store-bought mouthguards are generic in size and shape, often requiring boiling and biting for fitting. They may not provide a precise fit, optimal protection, or long-term durability. Dentist-made mouthguards are custom-fitted, using high-quality materials, offering better protection, comfort, and longevity. They are specifically tailored to the individual’s mouth structure, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for enhanced safety.
The benefits of using a mouthguard include:
- Protection against dental injuries: Mouthguards act as a cushion and barrier, absorbing and distributing the force of impact during sports or physical activities. They help prevent dental injuries such as tooth fractures, chips, dislodgement, and avulsion (complete displacement from the socket).
- Safeguarding soft tissues: Mouthguards provide a protective barrier between the teeth and the lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue. This helps prevent cuts, lacerations, and bruises to the soft tissues of the mouth during impact.
- Jaw and TMJ protection: Mouthguards can help reduce the risk of jaw fractures, joint dislocations, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) injuries by absorbing and dissipating shock from blows to the jaw.
- Prevention of concussion: While not directly impacting the teeth, mouthguards can help reduce the risk of concussion. They provide some level of shock absorption, which may help minimise the impact forces transmitted to the head and brain during an impact.
- Protection against teeth grinding: Custom-made mouthguards, known as dental splints or nightguards, can protect against the damaging effects of teeth grinding or bruxism. They create a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, reducing the impact and pressure on the teeth and jaw joints.
- Enhanced performance and confidence: Wearing a mouthguard can provide athletes with a sense of security, allowing them to focus on their performance without worrying about dental injuries. It can also boost confidence and encourage active participation in sports and physical activities.
It’s important to note that the benefits of a mouthguard are maximised when using a properly fitted, high-quality mouthguard. Consulting with a dentist for a custom-made mouthguard is recommended for optimal protection and comfort.