Playing sports in Australia is an integral part of growing up. Although there is no way to eliminate the possibility of dental injuries while playing, wearing a custom mouthguard specially designed by a mouthguard orthodontist can greatly reduce the severity of damage caused by contact sports. Contact WiSE Dental today to learn about the many benefits of using a mouthguard.

Different Mouthguard Types

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Stock And Boil-And-Bite Mouthguards

Stock and boil-and-bite mouthguards are a convenient, cost-effective mouthguard option, but they do not provide the level of protection that your teeth deserve. Because they are not custom made, they can be uncomfortable when worn for long periods of time.

Custom Mouthguards

When you work with a mouthguard dentist, you get a mouthpiece that is uniquely designed to fit the shape of your teeth. These mouthguards provide the best protection against teeth grinding and sports related injuries. Among the many mouthguard types available, a custom mouthpiece is likely to be the most superior.

How To Care For a Mouthguard

The best way to care for a mouthguard is to clean it at the end of the day using a soft toothbrush and a little bit of paste. Once it has been thoroughly cleaned, it should be rinsed under cool water and stored in a vented container so that it can dry thoroughly.

Benefits Of Using A Mouthguard

There are many benefits of using a mouthguard, such as:

  • Less strain on teeth and jaw muscles
  • Mouthguards are light, easy to carry and comfortable to wear
  • Reduce headaches and facial pain caused by excessive teeth grinding
  • High-quality protection for individuals who engage in high-impact activities

Mouthguard FAQs

 What Is The Cost Of A Custom Mouthguard?

A custom mouthguard in Australia may cost between $200 to $300. Cost may vary based on the material and choice of colour.

Can Custom Mouthguards Help With Snoring?

In some cases, sleep apnea can be treated using a custom mouthguard that supports the soft tissue of the palate, however, this must be combined with other sleep disorder related treatments.

How Often Should I Replace A Mouthguard?

The quality of a mouthguard and the intensity of use will determine when a mouthguard needs to be replaced. However, if your mouthguard is worn out, has cracks, or isn’t fitting as well as it used to, contact your mouthguard orthodontist immediately.

Mouthguards For Bruxism, Sports and Sleep Apnea

Contact Wise Dental today for the best custom mouthguards for sports and teeth grinding in Macquarie Park.