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Custom Mouthguards at Parramatta Dental Clinic
If you or your child play sport, one of the most important ways to protect your family is to invest in a sports mouthguard. These custom oral appliances are a crucial piece of equipment, just like a helmet or pads.
Advantages of Custom Guards
Wearing a professional mouthguard during your activity will provide:
• A more comfortable fit
• Better security
• Easier to drink with
• Higher level of protection
You can even specify to have your mouthguard made a certain colour to match your team jersey. Adults can keep their appliances from season to season. But younger individuals who are still growing will need to have a new mouthguard made each year until their teeth and jaws are fully developed.
Having a sports mouthguard reduces the risk of broken or knocked out teeth, jaw fractures and concussions. But the key is to have one made that fits properly. A custom splint from Parramatta Dental Clinic will protect better than one you buy over the counter, since it’s made from a mould of your mouth. All we need to get started is to take an impression of your teeth.
Bite Splints (for Bruxism)
If you clench and grind your teeth, you may need a different type of mouthguard known as a bite splint.
Splints keep a small amount of space between your teeth so that your jaw muscles don’t fully engage. They’re typically worn while you’re sleeping, but some people keep them handy at their desk or for the commute home after work.
When should I wear a mouthguard?
Any contact sport or individual activity where there’s a risk of falls, trauma or other accidents can benefit from having added protection.