Custom Mouthguards

If you’re regularly involved in athletics, wearing a mouthguard is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against an emergency.

At Blacktown Dental Group, we offer custom-fitted athletic mouthguards offer a higher level of protection when compared to over-the-counter products. Since each one is moulded to your unique teeth, they:

  • Fit more securely
  • Feel more comfortable to wear
  • Are less prone to falling out due to trauma
  • Reduce the risk of concussions
  • Lower the chance of having teeth knocked out
  • Are easier to wear when speaking and hydrating

Because over-the-counter products are ‘one size fits most’, they tend to fit more loosely and are bulkier to wear. When a guard is made from a replica of your exact bite, it fits like a glove.

Adults can continue wearing their athletic mouthguard year after year, but younger individuals whose teeth are still erupting will need to have a new one made each season.

Protective Bite Splints for Bruxism (Grinding)

Woman waking up with jaw painBite splints are another type of mouthguard. These smaller and more streamlined appliances prevent chipping and tooth wear caused by your teeth grinding and clenching against one another (bruxism). Bruxing typically occurs due to a stressful lifestyle or while you sleep.

Wearing such an appliance not only protects your healthy tooth enamel, it also eases the muscle tension around your jaw. If you frequently experience TMJ pain or migraine headaches, wearing a bite splint when you sleep, drive or work at the desk may help alleviate your symptoms.

We recommend wearing a bite splint if you’ve recently had a smile makeover or cosmetic treatments such as veneers.

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