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Custom-Made Mouthguards

Custom-Made Mouthguards Applecross

Any sport always carries a risk of trauma due to accidents. With custom-made mouthguards, losing your teeth doesn’t have to be one of them.

Accidents happen – especially during contact sports. Custom-made mouthguards are the most effective devices you can wear to protect your mouth and teeth while playing sports. They reduce your risk of sustaining an oral injury by around 90% and help prevent accidents or damage.

Stock mouthguards don’t offer the same amount of protection as a custom-fitted mouthguard. Custom-made mouthguards protect your teeth and jaw from direct impact and prevent injury.

What is a Mouthguard?

A mouthguard is a thick, often spongy protection that fits over your teeth. Mouthguards are usually worn during contact sports and other activities that involve a risk of impact to the face.

Dentists sometimes use special mouthguards to help treat grinding, snoring or sleep apnoea. They can be helpful outside sports, too. For instance, you might need to use a specialised mouthguard for jaw problems or teeth grinding.

Mouthguards for Sports

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A custom-made mouthguard is uniquely made for its owner. To make your mouthguard, your Applecross dentist will take impressions of your teeth.

This helps the dental lab create a mouthguard that provides a superior fit, matching your teeth and gumline.

A custom-made mouthguard can protect you by:

  • Cushioning your teeth from impact
  • Protecting against injuries in the jaw joint and soft tissue
  • Preventing injuries in the neck and jaw
  • Reducing concussion

Custom-Made Mouthguards in Applecross

Whether for jaw joint problems or sports, consider getting your custom-made mouthguards at Epsom Dental Care Applecross.

Your Applecross dentist will provide a thorough exam to diagnose your condition and determine what treatment is right for you. This may include looking at your history, imaging, and other dental exams.

Visit your Applecross dentist today!

Come in for a dental examination in Applecross, call us on (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a mouthguard help with TMJ?

Mouthguards for TMJ problems are worn to hold your jaw in the correct position. This prevents painful pressure by keeping you from clenching and grinding your teeth together.

How long do custom-made mouthguards last?

The lifespan of a custom-made mouthguard depends on a few factors. The type of mouthguard, how the mouthguard is used and cared for, and the condition of the wearer’s teeth all play a role in when a custom mouthguard needs to be replaced.

What are the symptoms of TMD?

Common symptoms of TMD can include:

  • pain in or near the joint,
  • a reduction in the jaw movement,
  • clicks or noises when yawning or chewing,
  • ear symptoms such as ringing in the ear,
  • dizziness or sensitivity to sound,
  • chronic headaches and
  • sleep disorders.
How do I take care of my mouthguard?

The longevity of your custom-made mouthguard depends on how well you take care of it. Avoid chewing on the ends of the mouthguard. The mouthguard needs to be cleaned regularly to remove any bacteria that have accumulated during use.

Soaking the mouthguard in a cap full of mouthwash diluted in warm water for 30 minutes and then rinsing will kill most bacteria. When the mouthguard isn’t being used, store it in a case to keep it clean until its next use.

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