Sports and the pursuit of an active life style is an essential part of many of our and our family’s lives, however sports and recreational activities are also the major cause dental injuries. These can often be painful and require extensive treatment later in life. Store bought or ‘boil and bite’ mouthguards are often bulky, poorly fitted and only protect the front teeth offering limited protection. A custom fitted mouthguard offers a high level of protection to the entire mouth and is tailored to suit your mouth. This ensures a snug fit allowing you to breathe and communicate effectively.
Custom Sport Mouthguards
A sport mouth guard is an appliance that is prescribed to an athlete to protect his teeth from being damaged from a physical blow to the face or an accident. A sport mouthguard is usually made with a thicker material and given its purpose, it is made to extend to cover the entire jaw, even the gum issue so that the entire mouth can be protected. There are different dyes that may be added to the acrylic material, so that some colour may be incorporated to represent a team or a country (custom-made Sport mouth guards).
Night Guards or Bite Splints
When a patient is diagnosed with bruxism, a teeth grinding problem, a few remedies may be suggested to resolve the issue. A night guard is meant to protect the teeth from clenching and grinding during sleep. It is worn every night or every time the person sleeps, so it is fabricated using a material that is not as thick but strong enough to serve its function.
If you need a mouthguard for the upcoming sporting season, of if you are concerned you are grinding your teeth schedule your consultation with our practice today.