Our teeth’s enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and it is just as hard as some kinds of steel. However, despite their hard nature, our teeth can still suffer from damage. Whether by accidents, sport activities, or bruxism, our teeth are exposed to accidents more often than we think.
At Caringbah Dental Care, our goal is to make sure that you have strong healthy teeth protected even during fun! Enjoy our custom-fitted mouth guards and night splints for optimal protection including during sleep.
Read on to learn more.
What Is A Mouthguard?
Mouthguards are protective dental equipment worn in the mouth during sports activities. They shield 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
Benefits Of Mouthguards
Wearing mouthguards is essential for both professional athletes and general sports enthusiasts. There are mouthguards available in the drugstore which are stocky and may fall out because they are not your size.
At Caringbah Dental Care, our mouthguards are custom-fitted to ensure maximum protection and comfort.
We have listed the advantages and benefits of custom-fitted mouthguards over drugstore mouthguards. Take a look.
- Flexible to your movements
- 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
What Are Night Splints?
Night splints or night guards have similar functions to that of a mouthguards, but they are worn at night during sleep. They protect your teeth from excessive grinding which happens as a result of bruxism.
Bruxism is the unconscious and excessive grinding of the upper and lower arches most prevalent during sleep. It affects not only the teeth but can also put strain your jawbone causing 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.
Durable Mouthguards And Night Splints At Caringbah Dental Care
Get your custom-fitted mouthguards and night splints for better protection today! Protect your pearly whites at play or when at sleep with durable mouthguards and night splints from Caringbah Dental Care. Schedule your appointment today!
Call (02) 9524 7047 or visit us at Shop 3 10-20 MacKay Street in Caringbah.