Custom Mouthguards in Ellenbrook

Sports-related facial injuries are common in both children and adults. A custom mouthguard can help reduce the risk of sports-related mouth injuries.

What are Mouthguards?

Ellen Stirling Dental can care for various dental emergencies, including knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, torn lips, and torn gums. Still, we would rather not put you through that stressful experience! Sports such as basketball, football, cricket, skateboarding, mountain biking, Muay Thai, and other contact sports have led to dental injuries for our clients. However, these are not the only activities that can result in damage to teeth. Field hockey, rugby, and ice skating are just some of the sports that also put your mouth at risk.

Having a custom-fitted mouthguard is essential to prevent injury in sports, whether it’s contact or non-contact. Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, are removable dental devices that provide adequate protection for your teeth from injuries sustained during sports. Additionally, they are also used in treatment for bruxism, obstructive sleep apnea, and snoring.

Benefits of Using Custom

The types of mouthguards vary. Stock mouthguards and boil-and-bite mouthguards are generic one-size-fits-all mouthguards that are inexpensive and can be found at most sporting goods stores and drug stores. And then, there are the custom-made mouthguards that your dentist specifically makes for the structure of your teeth and mouth.
Custom mouthguards perfectly fit your mouth and ensure that the teeth and gums are completely covered. The force of an impact is spread over as large an area as possible.

Custom-made mouthguards have some ‘suction’ that makes them harder to remove, so you don’t need to constantly be thinking about how to use your lips and tongue to keep the mouthguard in place. Over-the-counter mouthguard products are certainly cheaper, but they do not cover enough of the teeth or gums, nor do they fit well enough to produce the ‘suction’ effect – this means you get worse protection, as well as worse sporting performance because the loose mouthguard is a distraction from what you should be focusing on – your sport.

Why Choose
Ellen Stirling Dental
for Your Custom Mouthguards in Ellenbrook

You may be at risk for dental injuries if you don’t have the right equipment. Custom mouthguards are designed specifically for each individual, so they fit perfectly and provide maximum custom-fitted protection. It is crucial if you participate in contact sports like rugby or sports with a high fall risk like gymnastics. We can even make them thicker if you have a particularly high-risk application such as boxing.

If you want to get back into the game without worrying about your teeth, Ellen Stirling Dental can help! Our custom mouthguards will help keep your smile safe while protecting your dental health. And you’ll never have to worry about losing or breaking another mouthguard again. Our custom-made mouthguards fit perfectly in your mouth and stay there until you take it out – even during the most intense matches!

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FAQ'S About Custom-Fitted Mouthguards

We recommend wearing a mouthguard for:

  • Athletes who participate in a sport that exposes them to the risk of falling or being hit in the face, like basketball players and ice hockey players. A sports mouthguard for athletes protects the face, jaw, teeth, lips, gums, and arches of teeth from both indirect and direct hits, reducing the risk of injuries.

  • People who snore or suffer from sleep apnoea. A special mouthguard (bite splint) opens airways by pulling the lower jaw forward and can improve the quality of sleep.

  • People who clench or grind their teeth at night (bruxism). If left untreated, bruxism can lead to chipped, cracked, or worn down teeth and even nerve damage. A night guard (occlusal splint) can prevent this from happening.
Mouthguards protect your teeth by acting as a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. Furthermore, they can reduce the severity of a concussion by redistributing forces from a blow to the head.

You can wear a mouthguard with braces. Teeth, braces, dental implants, and dental bridges can all be protected by mouthguards. Mouthguards that are custom-fitted are the most effective. They are tailored to the specific shape of the braces or implants.

Taking care of your mouthguard will help it last longer and prevent bacterial growth from damaging it.

  • After each use, rinse your mouthguard in cool water and clean it with a brush and soapy water. Allow it to air dry.
  • Keep the mouthguard out of direct sunlight or hot water. Heat can damage the shape of the mouthguard.
  • Store the mouthguard in a durable, vented plastic case when not in use.
Your dentist will make a mould or impression of your teeth so that the dental technician can make a mouthguard that fits your teeth and mouth perfectly.

Mouthguards come in various styles, and the price varies based on the type of mouthguard you choose. Custom mouthguards are more expensive, ranging from $100 to $300, whereas boil-and-bite mouthguards are less expensive, ranging from $5 to $80.

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