Dental Mouth Guard Sydney CBD
Dental injuries can cause teeth to chip, crack or get knocked out completely. Protect your teeth and jaws with a custom fit mouth guard in Sydney.
Accidents will happen, but wearing a dental mouth guard while playing contact sports and other risky activities can significantly reduce injuries and damage to your teeth. Wearing a sports mouth guard provided by our dentists offers more protection than products bought from stores.
If you grind or clench your teeth at night (a condition called bruxism), we may recommend a dental night guard. This helps to protect teeth from wear and relieves the strain on jaw joints, preventing problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.
If you or your child could benefit from a custom mouth guard, call Sydney CBD Dental today on (02) 9232 3900 or make an appointment online.
Who needs a dental mouth guard?
Mouth guards can offer vital protection for teeth, jaws and other parts of the mouth by providing a physical barrier and absorbing shocks.
Our dentists in Sydney CBD may recommend a mouth guard as a preventive measure when playing sports or as a dental appliance to help treat conditions such as teeth grinding or TMJ dysfunction.
Sports mouth guard
If you or your child play contact sports such as rugby, soccer, hockey or other activities that put your mouth at risk of harm, a mouth guard offers vital protection. While it may not prevent all dental emergencies, it can minimise the damage from impacts with balls, sports equipment, other players and falls.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) recommend wearing a custom mouth guard provided by your dentist rather than a generic product bought over the counter.
As well as team sports, wearing a mouth guard is also recommended for some solo recreational activities that may involve a risk of falls or impacts with fast-moving objects, including horse riding and skateboarding.
Bruxism mouth guard
Do you grind or clench your teeth when you sleep, when you're concentrating or when you feel stressed? Dentists call this bruxism, and over time it can cause your teeth to wear down or even crack, as well as putting strain on the joints of the jaw (TMJ).
If our dentists diagnose bruxism or a TMJ dysfunction, we will discuss the most suitable treatment options for you. This may involve creating a custom-fitted bruxism mouth guard or night guard for TMJ.
This appliance can be worn at night to prevent your teeth from touching. It can help to ease symptoms such as jaw pain and headaches, and over time it could even help you to stop grinding or clenching altogether.
Getting the right fit
A custom mouth guard is designed to fit precisely and comfortably over the teeth and gums. This offers better protection to a a non-custom mouth guard.
If you choose a sports or night mouth guard at Sydney CBD Dental for yourself or a family member, our dentists will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth and use these to create your custom fit mouth guard.
To find out more about dental mouth guards or to book an appointment, contact our professional team today.