Custom Mouthguards in Piara Waters
Mouthguards are key to preventing injury – so make sure you’re protecting your smile
The Importance Of Wearing Mouthguards
Mouthguards are an essential tool for protecting your teeth and gums from harm.
Most people know the importance of wearing mouth guards in competitive sports like footy or rugby, where there’s a risk of dental injury. But did you know that wearing a mouthguard can also help dental health? Grinding teeth together is called bruxism, and it can lead to severe damage to your teeth if left untreated. Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard at night while sleeping will protect you from complications.
It’s important to know which ones offer you additional protection for what kind of activity you’re involved in before actually choosing one. That’s where we come in. At Piara Waters Dental, we offer custom-made mouthguards specifically designed for comfort and protection during any activity, from playing sports to nighttime grinding. If you want more information on our products, give us a call today!
Protects teeth from damage
If you are one of the many people who grind their teeth while they sleep, then a nightguard is something to consider. Grinding can cause plenty of problems for your mouth and tooth health over time, such as worn down enamel.
Loss of enamel can lead to overly sensitive teeth. Grinding causes existing fillings to break down as well. In such cases, the fillings will need to be replaced.
It alleviates jaw tension and pain.
We also clench our teeth during sleep, which we have little or no control over. The temporomandibular joint, often called the TMJ, is a jaw joint that gets tension. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction occurs when your jaw joints are misaligned.
A dental mouthguard helps to decrease jaw tension and discomfort. The dental guard is customised for your teeth. Thus, it fits comfortably and lightly in your mouth. Your jaw joints and muscles are relieved of the stress they undergo while sleeping, and this allows your jaw to become relaxed.
It relieves headaches.
If you've been waking up with headaches, you may be clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth when you sleep.
Teeth grinding and clenching can cause headaches and toothaches. Excessive tooth grinding and clenching can induce muscular fatigue, jaw pain, earaches, and neck discomfort. However, having a custom-fitted night guard for your teeth helps to prevent these problems.
Maintains a regular sleeping pattern
Bad habits to break include teeth grinding and jaw clenching while sleeping. If you do these things at night, it's reasonable to conclude that you're doing them unintentionally every night.
Mouthguards also assist in the development of healthy sleep habits by relieving discomfort. Custom-made night guards are precisely moulded to fit into your mouth and align the jaw in a manner that relieves strain. You will be able to sleep stress-free and get a better night's sleep.
It prevents snoring.
One way to address snoring is to wear a nightguard.
When you clench your jaw, you may experience breathing difficulties. Snoring occurs when you don't breathe properly during sleep. The night guard prevents the top and bottom jaws from coming into contact while you sleep.
Keeping your jaws apart while sleeping allows you to breathe in more air. By increasing airflow, you improve your breathing and minimise snoring.
It helps you save money.
Clenching and grinding of the jaw cause significant damage to the teeth. The damage that both cause is even more severe over time. Therefore, it is vital to notice tooth grinding and jaw clenching as soon as they occur. A night guard can help you with this early and stop it before it progresses and results in complicated dental treatment.
Why Choose Piara Waters Dental For Custom Mouthguards
Call us today at 08 6196 4661 for a dentist appointment or visit Piara Waters Dental and get yourself a brand new, custom-fit mouthguard.
FAQ’s About Mouthguards
A mouthguard might be necessary for children or adults. A mouthguard may be recommended by your medical provider if you or your child:
- Have bruxism or grinds teeth
- Play a contact sport that increases the risk of you being hit in the face, such as basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, or soccer.
- Engaging in physical activities or non-contact sports like ice skating, gymnastics, or biking poses a high fall risk.
- How to get a custom mouthguard?
The best way to protect yourself is to use a mouthguard custom-made by your dentist. Before getting a mouthguard, you should have a dental checkup to ensure you don’t need any other dental work.
The dental technician fabricates a mouthguard that suits your mouth and teeth, ideally after taking a digital impression of your teeth or making a mould of your teeth.
A mouthguard collects bacteria from your mouth. Before inserting a mouthguard, be sure to clean the teeth thoroughly. Follow these steps for cleaning the mouthguard:
- Avoid exposing the mouthguard to direct sunlight or hot water. It can warp the mouthguard and cause it to lose its shape.
- Whenever you are not wearing the mouthguard, put it in a sturdy, vented plastic case.
- Clean your mouthguard after every use by rinsing it with cold water and using a brush and soapy water—air-dry the mouthguard afterwards.
Keep the mouthguard away from dogs and other pets
Wearing a mouthguard during an entire game is recommended.
It is crucial that you follow the dentist’s instructions when using mouthguards for therapy. A night guard for bruxism should generally last between six months and three years. You will eventually have to replace your night guard with a new one. A night guard for bruxism relieves the pressure applied by grinding away from your teeth. As a result, it will cause wear and tear.
The lifespan of a nightguard will vary depending on several variables. A night guard has an average lifespan of 2–10 years, but it may need replacement in as little as one year if it is subjected to significant wear, especially for the soft types of mouthguards.
Your mouthguard’s cost will depend on the type of mouthguard you choose.
You could buy over-the-counter mouthguard products at $15-$60. However, you would get the best protection from a dental injury if you use a custom-made mouthguard.
During your dental check-up, your dentist will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for the custom mouthguard, but the average price is between $125 and $300 for adults. On the other hand, children’s sports mouthguards range from $80-$100. The cost of treatment may differ if it is part of your private health cover.