Mouth Guards Sydney
Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports. Mouth guards should be used by anyone – both children and adults – who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in non-contact 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.
Custom-fitted mouth protectors are individually designed in order to provide the ultimate protection. First, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, this custom-made mouth guard is more expensive than the over the counter types, but it provides the most comfort and best fit and protection. An ill-fitted mouth guard could some time be more harmful than going without one!
If you grind your teeth at night, a special mouth guard-type of dental appliance – called a bite splint — may be created to prevent tooth damage.
To ensure you get the right fitting, please call our friendly team on 02 9519 2691 to discuss your individual requirements or to book a consultation at our Enmore practice.