SPORT MOUTHGUARDS BASSENDEAN
Embracing an active lifestyle is essential for maintaining physical and mental well-being. However, it’s equally important to take necessary precautions to safeguard your health, particularly when engaging in sports.
In Bassendean, we provide a crucial component of sports safety: custom-fitted sports mouthguards. These mouthguards offer superior protection against dental injuries, effectively absorbing and dispersing the force of an impact. Without them, you could face risks such as chipped or knocked-out teeth, intraoral cuts, or even a broken jaw. Our custom-fitted mouthguards at Spring Orchid Dental ensure you can enjoy your sport while keeping your smile intact.
About Sport Injuries
Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of dental injuries. Between 30-50% of these injuries are preventable.
A blow to the mouth can cause damage to the teeth and gums which may require extensive dental treatment for the rest of a person’s life. A blow to the lower jaw may also result in a concussion.
Many of these injuries are preventable with a sports mouthguard. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) recommends that anyone who participates in a sport that carries a risk of contact to the face should wear a mouthguard.
Why Choose Custom Sports Mouthguards at Spring Orchid Dental Bassendean?
Engaging in sports activities, while exhilarating and beneficial for your health, can also come with certain risks. Among these are potential injuries to the mouth and teeth, which can lead to pain, expense, and a potential loss of confidence in your smile. To avoid these unfortunate circumstances, it’s crucial to invest in quality protective gear, particularly a sports mouthguard.
But why should you choose our custom sports mouthguards at Spring Orchid Dental? Here are the key reasons:
Our Unique Process: From Consultation to Fitting
Step 1: Booking Your Appointment
Your journey towards optimal oral protection begins with a simple appointment. Reach out to our friendly team at Spring Orchid Dental to schedule your mouthguard consultation.
Step 2: Personalized Consultation and Mouth Impression
During the consultation, our dental professionals will discuss your specific needs and concerns. We will then take a precise impression of your teeth to ensure your custom mouthguard fits perfectly.
Step 3: Creation of Your Custom Mouthguard
Using the impression, we craft a mouthguard that is uniquely yours. Our team ensures that the mouthguard fits securely over your teeth, providing maximum protection and comfort.
Step 4: Final Fitting and Adjustments
Once your mouthguard is ready, we’ll invite you back for a final fitting. Any necessary adjustments are made during this visit to guarantee an optimal fit.
Other Uses: Mouthguards for TMJ and Other Conditions
Mouthguards for TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder, which causes jaw pain and discomfort, is influenced by factors like stress, arthritis, or jaw injuries. Custom mouthguards designed for TMJ patients can alleviate these symptoms by cushioning the teeth, minimizing jaw strain, and preventing harmful behaviors like grinding or clenching.
Mouthguards for Bruxism
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is another condition where a custom mouthguard can be beneficial. Regular grinding can lead to tooth wear and breakage, jaw pain, and even changes in facial appearance over time.
A custom mouthguard for bruxism serves to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding. It creates a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, preventing them from grinding against each other and reducing the risk of damage.
Mouthguards for Sleep Apnea
In some cases, custom mouthguards can also be used as a treatment option for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. These oral appliances are designed to keep your airway open during sleep by moving the jaw forward, improving your sleep quality and overall health.
At Spring Orchid Dental, we understand that every patient is unique. Our team is ready to help you understand if a custom mouthguard can help manage your specific condition and improve your quality of life. Contact us for a personalized consultation.
Dental injuries can be unpleasant and disfiguring, need extensive and complicated dental care, and necessitate time away from work or school for treatment. A mouthguard is significantly less costly than a tooth or jaw injury.
Protect yourself! You will be thankful for your decision.
Because it is within your mouth, your sporting mouthguard gathers and traps plaque and bacteria over time. After each usage and before putting your mouthguard into its storage case, it is advised that you rinse it under cool water.
- Wash then leave your mouthguard in cool water with an antibacterial cleaning tablet for around 20 minutes.
- After that, gently brush the mouthguard with a toothbrush and thoroughly rinse with cool water. Your guard’s fit will be distorted by hot water.
- While the mouthguard is soaking, properly wash and dry the storage container to avoid bacterial growth.
- Ice hockey
Being fitted for a custom mouthguard involves visiting a dentist, who will take an impression of your teeth using a putty-like material. The process is quite quick and should involve very little discomfort.
Children with braces or other fixed orthodontic devices may be able to wear a mouthguard, however this will depend on their specific needs. Mouthguards for children with braces must be designed with care, and we recommend that you visit our practice, our Dentists will be able to advise you.
It is generally recommended that children with removable orthodontic devices do not wear these whilst playing sport.
- Chipped, broken or knocked-out teeth
- Fractured Roots
- Tooth Intrusion
- Tongue Injury