Mouthguards

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Mouthguards are protective gear worn over teeth and used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports.
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Customised mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a laboratory.

First, your Leederville dentist will make an impression of your teeth, and a mouthguard is then moulded based on the model.

Due to the use of special materials and because of the extra time and work involved, a customised mouthguard is more costly than the other types, but it provides the most convenience and protection.

Generally, mouthguards cover only your upper teeth, but in some instances, your dentist will make a mouthguard for the lower teeth.

Your dentist can recommend the best mouthguard for you. An effective mouthguard should be comfortable, damage-resistant, durable, easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech.

Who needs a mouthguard?

Mouthguards should be worn by anyone – children and adults – who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, basketball, and field hockey.

However, even those participating in non-contact sports like gymnastics and any recreational activity like skateboarding and mountain biking that might pose any risk of injury to the mouth would benefit from wearing a protective mouthguard.

Adults and children who grind their teeth at night should wear a night splint made to prevent tooth damage.

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Why use a mouthguard when playing sports?

Because accidents can happen anytime, the advantage of using a mouthguard during sports is that it can help decrease the risk of mouth-related injuries.

Mouthguards also help you avoid damaged teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, or even tooth loss.

At-home Care for Mouthguards

To care for your mouthguard:

  • Wash the mouthguard with cold water or with a mouthrinse before and after each use or clean it with mild soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse well.
  • Put the mouthguard in a firm, perforated container to store or transport it. This allows air circulation and protects it from damage. If the mouthguard is acrylic, keep it in fresh, clean water.
  • Protect the mouthguard from extreme temperatures – such as hot water, hot surfaces, or direct sunlight – to minimise distortion.
  • Check the mouthguard occasionally for general wear. If you find holes or tears in it or if it loosens or causes discomfort, replace it immediately.
  • Bring the mouthguard to each routinely scheduled dental visit to have your dentist examine it.

Durable Mouthguards at Dentists on Vincent

Mouthguards help prevent trauma-related injuries to the mouth. At Dentists on Vincent, we provide customised mouthguards that fit you perfectly!

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

Call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked
Questions

What is a mouthguard?
A mouthguard is an appliance worn in athletic and/or recreational activities to protect teeth from trauma.
Why should I wear a mouthguard?
Wearing a mouthguard protects your mouth from injuries and reduces the risk of concussion.
Do mouthguards prevent injuries?
Mouthguards can prevent serious injuries such as concussions, cerebral haemorrhages, incidents of unconsciousness, and jaw and neck injuries.

Mouthguards are effective in moving the soft tissues in the oral cavity away from the teeth, preventing lacerations and bruising of the lips and cheeks.

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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

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PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafe's and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.