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Custom Mouthguards in Canterbury

Protect Your Smile at Fine Dentistry

Custom Mouthguards CanterburyYour smile is an accessory that you wear every day. But when damage or trauma come into play, the effects can last a lifetime. Wearing a professionally fitted, custom mouthguard is one of the best ways to safeguard your teeth and prevent common injuries, emergencies or damage to existing dental work.

Our custom mouthguards can be used for

  • Protection during sporting activities
  • Minimising symptoms of headaches or TMJ disorder
  • Clenching and grinding
  • Preserving your investment in cosmetic restorations

The Challenge of Over-the-Counter Products

Store bought mouthguards tend to feel bulky or loose, making them uncomfortable to wear. Often, they fall out during an injury, failing to protect the wearer from secondary trauma. Or, they’re taken out at night because it’s difficult to sleep with them in place.

Benefits of Athletic Mouthguards

A professionally made mouthguard will fit your smile snuggly and comfortably. If an injury should occur, this type of a prosthesis is crafted in a way to stay over the teeth, protecting your mouth, lips, cheeks, jaws and tongue. They can even be worn while speaking or drinking.

Depending on the design, custom mouthguards are also believed to significantly reduce the risk of concussion during athletic activities.

Nightguards for Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Clenching or grinding your teeth can be an unconscious habit that you do when you sleep or feel stressed. It can also cause your teeth to wear down prematurely or damage dental work like fillings, crowns and veneers.

If we suspect that you’re grinding your teeth at night, sleeping in a mouthguard is an ideal way to protect your smile as well as minimise the onset of muscle fatigue or headaches. The acrylic guard or splint places a small space between your upper and lower teeth, preventing the jaws from fully engaging. This measure reduces both TMJ strain as well as eliminates tooth wear.

A Smart Step in Protecting Your Teeth

You only get one smile to last you through adulthood. Talk to our dentists about whether a mouthguard or night splint can help you get the most out of yours. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation!

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Custom Mouthguards Canterbury, Surrey Hills,
Deepdene VIC | 03 9888 6665