Mouthguards and Splints
Sports activities, for instance, put your teeth in a situation in which they can be chipped, cracked, or even knocked out.
Even in sleep, your teeth can be compromised by bruxism. So how do you protect your teeth during these times? Your Deer Park dentist can help!
At Deer Park Dental Surgery, we create custom-made mouthguards and night splints for your protection. So your teeth are always safe during play or sleep!
Mouthguards are protective dental equipment worn in the mouth during sports activities.
They protect your teeth and cushion blows to the face and teeth, preventing possible breakage and other damage to your teeth and soft tissues.
Such injuries include:
- Knocked out tooth
- Fractured tooth
- Broken or chipped tooth
- Loose tooth
- Lip and cheek injuries
Types of Mouthguards
Stock mouth protectors – These can be purchased in drugstores and sporting departments.
They are cheap, ready to wear items, and therefore are not fitted to a person’s unique measurements. They are bulky and sometimes hinder breathing.
Boil and bite mouthguards – These need to be soaked in hot water before being placed in the mouth and shaped to fit the teeth, thus the name.
They protect the teeth better compared to stock mouth protectors, but still not fully.
Custom-fitted mouthguards – These are crafted by dentists based on a person’s unique measurements.
The result is a perfectly-fitted device that does not hamper breathing and speaking and offers maximum protection.
Benefits of Mouthguards
Wearing mouthguards is important for both professional athletes and general sports enthusiasts.
Mouthguards available in the drugstore are stocky and may fall out because they are not your size.
At Deer Park Dental Surgery, our mouthguards are custom-fitted to ensure maximum protection and comfort.
Take a look at the benefits of custom-fitted mouthguards over drugstore mouthguards.
- Fit perfectly and won’t fall out
- Allow easy breathing and speaking
- Provides optimum protection to your teeth and the soft tissues in the mouth
- Can be personalised
Splints (also known as nightguards) are a custom-made removable acrylic appliances designed to fit your upper or lower teeth.
By guiding your jaw into a neutral position, splints provide an easy and cost-effective way to help relieve pressure and prevent further damage to the teeth and jaw as a result of grinding and clenching.
Bruxism is the excessive grinding of the teeth, unconsciously occurring during sleep.
It affects not only the teeth but also put a strain on your jawbone and causes headaches and soreness.
Most sufferers are not aware that they have bruxism. The teeth, however, show the effects caused by bruxism.
- Chipped, fractured, or broken
Some bruxism sufferers also have headache, jaw pain, or earache when they wake up. If you have any of the above symptoms visit us right away for your custom-fitted night splint.
Mouthguards and Splints at Deer Park Dental Surgery
Prevention is always better than cure. At Deer Park Surgery Supreme, we provide durable custom-made mouthguards and night splints for patients in the Deer Park area and surrounding communities.
Our Promotions for New Patients
GAP FREE – Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
(with any health insurance)
No Insurance: $150 Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
For more information about mouthguards and splints provided by your Deer Park dentist, call (03) 9360 4417 or come and visit us at T097A Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. We a preferred provider for HCF and NIB
We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)