Protect Your Smile With Custom Mouthguards in South Lakes
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
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
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.
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.
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.