Custom Mouthguards

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Protect Your Smile With Custom Mouthguards in South Lakes

Many adults and children are treated each year for sports-related dental injuries. Injuries are a serious danger that can affect anyone at any age. A strike to the face can result in severe injuries to the cheek, jaw, and mouth. And losing a tooth may have a long-term impact on your life.
A mouthguard is a thick, typically spongy shield that fits over your teeth. Mouthguards are commonly used during sports and other activities that have a high risk of facial impact. They are designed to protect teeth and the inside of the mouth from injury. The custom fit provides comfort, stability, and protection for athletes who participate in contact sports such as football, hockey, and martial arts.

South Lake Smiles has dentists who create custom-fit mouthguards to meet your needs at an affordable cost.

The Benefits of A Custom Mouth Guard

Many Australians enjoy sports, whether they be football or netball, footy, or basketball. There’s a rush that appeals to sports fans, but the consequences can be serious. Whether it’s a collision on the field, a fall on the street, or faulty equipment, the risk of face and teeth contact is always present.

Such accidents can lead to chipped teeth, damage, and tooth loss. Wearing a mouthguard can help minimise this risk. The following are the advantages of wearing a custom mouthguard:

1.) Maximum protection and lowers the risk of dental injury

Wearing a mouthguard protects your teeth, jaw, lips, and other oral structures from the pressure during an impact, such as a collision with another player. Custom-fit mouthguards provide additional protection as compared to pre-made alternatives because they are designed based on your dental impressions.

2.) It can save you money

When it comes to sports gear, cost is always a consideration, and personalised mouthguards are no exception. In this situation, it is important to remember the possible negative repercussions of generic mouthguards as well as the more serious risks involved in not wearing a mouthguard at all.

 

3.) Perfect fit

Mouthguards do not come in a one-size fits-all. The size and shape of the teeth, jaw, and mouth differ from person to person. Pre-formed or mouth-formed guards are usually available in sporting goods and retail stores. However, re-formed guards may fit poorly.

Custom-fitted mouthguards are created with your dental history in mind, as well as considering the sport you are playing.

4.) Correct thickness

As an athlete, you should inform your dentist about the activities that will require the wearing of a mouthguard. High-impact sports like boxing, hockey, and football will need the proper thickness to withstand the impact. Tennis and racquetball are two examples of low-contact sports where athletes can use thinner mouthguards. Because impact is far less likely and far less severe in these sports.

Why Choose South Lake Smiles for Custom Mouthguards

Your teeth are your most valuable asset.

Imagine having a perfect fitting mouthguard that protects all of the important parts of your smile from serious impact and pressure during sports. South Lake Smiles has been providing custom-fit mouthguards for over 15 years, so we know what it takes to keep you safe while playing sports.

We use advanced technology at South Lake Smiles to ensure our customers receive the best quality products possible when they visit us for their dental needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A direct blow to the lower part of your face can drive the force to travel through your jaw, teeth, and even the upper part of your skull. It can lead to injuries such as fractures of front teeth and concussions. An injury to your lower jaw could result in the jaws slamming together and damaging both rows of teeth.

Mouthguards create a buffer against these kinds of impacts. The soft material absorbs shock and reduces the force applied to your teeth, jaws, or skull.

A mouthguard may be required for both children and adults. If you or your child suffers from any of the following conditions, your doctor may advise you to use a mouthguard:

  • Teeth grinding (bruxism).
  • Plays a contact sport such as basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, or soccer, which increases the likelihood of being hit in the face.
  • Participates in noncontact sports or activities with a high risk of falling, such as ice skating, gymnastics, or biking.
  • A mouth guard can help prevent snoring by keeping the tongue in place or forcing the lower jaw forward.
  • Mild sleep apnea is a condition in which a sleeping person’s breathing pattern temporarily stops. A mouthguard can assist in keeping the airway open and so improve the condition.

It is recommended that a sports mouthguard be worn throughout the game.

In the case of other types of mouthguards used in therapy, it is important to follow the dentist’s instructions. For the best results in the shortest possible time, do not use it shorter than suggested. Use it only for as long as necessary to prevent bite problems.

The dentist will start taking impressions of your teeth in order to create a mouthguard that will successfully protect your teeth from the specific injury they may experience. The putty used to create the moulds fits precisely into each gap and curve of your teeth. These impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory, where professionals will manufacture a tailored mouth guard to fit over your teeth.

For adults and children, the average cost of a custom mouthguard starts from $234. Our caring and experienced dentist can give you a precise quote during your dental check-up. If you have private health insurance, the cost of your treatment may be different.

Mouthguards may collect bacteria from your mouth. Before putting on a mouthguard, make sure to thoroughly clean your teeth. Some tips to keep your mouthguards clean:

  • Excessive heat, such as direct sunlight or hot water, should not be applied to the mouthguard. Heat has the potential to deform and change the shape of the material.
  • When not in use or traveling to sports and events, store the mouthguard in a sturdy, ventilated plastic case.
  • After each wear, rinse your mouthguard in cool water and clean it with a brush and soapy water. Allow it to air dry.
  • Keep the mouthguard away from dogs and other pets.

Take the first steps toward your

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