Designer Mouth Guards
Why choose a Custom made Mouthguard?
The mouthguards found at a sporting goods store or chemists are boil-and-bites. While they offer some protection, they don’t provide the best fit and the ultimate protection your mouth and head require. During the forming process of a boil and bite, if you bite too hard the protection decreases as the plastic material compresses. If the forming isn’t accurate, then the mouthguard can easily become jarred loose. Boil-and-bites are bulky, making it hard to breathe, talk and drink during sporting activity.
Your custom mouthguards allows for a snug fit. A dental prosthetist will take an impression of your mouth and then the mouthguard is vacuum sealed around that impression. This ensures a tight fit of your mouthguard, which relies on positive and negative pressure to form around your mouth, instead of just your tongue, fingers and bite. You will find that you can speak and drink more normally and it will give you the best protection for your natural teeth during impact. You can also have a specially made mouthguard even if you wear braces.
What are mouthguards made of?
Mouthguards are made from heavy duty, flexible, hard-wearing vinyl or laminates. Various colours are available including most team, club or school colours.
With care and protection natural teeth should last a lifetime. But they need all the help they can get. So please, look after them carefully and give your teeth a sporting chance. Wear your mouthguard.
Cleaning and storage
Mouthguards are best kept clean by rinsing under cold water after use. They may be brushed very lightly. They should be stored in a vented plastic container and should be kept away from heat and sunlight.
First aid tips
If a tooth is accidentally damaged from impact it is wise to leave the mouth guard in position and attend a Dentist immediately.
If a tooth is dislodged it should be cleaned with your own saliva and placed back into the socket, kept moist or wrapped in plastic. Seek dental care immediately.
Mouthguards are subject to rebates for eligible patients covered under Private Health Funds. Many health funds have no-out of pocket expense!