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In order to safeguard your teeth and gums, a Mouth Guard is needed. Custom-built mouth guards that are designed specifically for you are more effective than store-bought mouth guards.

Evening guards can lessen bruxism (teeth grinding). Mouthguards should be worn by both children and adults during contact sports and activities like motorcycling.

Types of Mouthguards

Stock mouth protectors: They come ready to wear. They are inexpensive and can be bought at most sporting goods stores and department stores.

However, little can be done to adjust their fit, they are bulky, make breathing and talking difficult, and they provide little or no protection. Dentists do not recommend their use.

Boil and bite mouth protectors: They can be bought at many sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. The “boil and bite” mouth guard is made from thermoplastic material. It is placed in hot water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure.

Custom-fit mouth protectors: They are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material.

Mouth guards should be used by anyone — children and adults — who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey.

However, even those participating in noncontact sports (for example, gymnastics) and any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking) that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.

Adults and children who grind their teeth at night should have a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint made to prevent tooth damage.

The highly qualified dentists at Williamstown Road Dental Surgery clinic will suggest you the best possible options for mouth guards. If you have undergone procedures like installing braces, or dental implants you may need custom-fitted mouth guards.

At Williamstown Road Dental Surgery, our dentists will measure your teeth to create uniquely designed mouth guards that fit you. Getting a customized mouth guard is a much better option than using over-the-counter mouth guards, which are not very durable.

Our dentists will not only customize your mouth guards but also inspect in occassionalty for cracks and other signs of wear.

Contact us directly to book an appointment with our dentists in Williamstown Road Dental Surgery by calling (03) 9314 3311. Click here to make an appointment online with us.

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