What are custom mouthguards?
A custom mouthguard is a thick, often spongy shield that fits over your teeth.
Custom mouthguards are usually worn during sports and other activities that involve an elevated risk of impact to the face. They can be helpful outside of sports too. For instance, you might need to use a specialised mouthguard for jaw issues or teeth grinding.
Dentists sometimes use special types of mouthguards to help treat grinding, snoring or sleep apnoea as well.
A custom-fitted sport mouthguard can protect you by:
- Cushioning your teeth against impact
- Protecting against jaw joint and soft tissue injuries
- Preventing neck and jaw injuries
- Reducing concussion
- Improves your performance on the field
A custom fitted mouth guard also helps to open airways and allow for better breathing and better performance on the field.
Empire Bay Dental proudly protecting local player’s smiles
A custom-fitted mouthguard is recommended by dentists and the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Empire Bay Dental is thrilled to be able to support and serve the local sporting community and it’s players to provide maximum protection for their oral health.
Your club, your colours
At Empire Bay Dental, your custom mouthguards can even be made using your club colours! Ask our friendly team about it today.
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How to care for your custom mouthguards
Before and after using a mouthguard, rinse it or brush with a toothbrush and paste, then allow it to air-dry. On occasion, clean the mouthguard with cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. When not in use, your mouth guard should be kept in a cool place and stored in a plastic container with vents that allow air to circulate.
Most importantly, remember to bring it home after the game. If it’s left in the car, for example, the heat can destroy the shape, rendering it useless. Keep an eye out for any wear or tear as this will indicate the need for replacement.
Get sport ready this season at Empire Bay Dental
With a range of sports on the Central Coast, get your own custom mouthguard for your child today at Empire Bay Dental.
Contact us today to help assist you with a custom fitted mouth guard to help protect your child’s smile.