Mouthguards and Nightguards are your first line of defence
Protecting your teeth from fractures, nerve damage and even tooth loss should be a essential part of your oral maintenance routine, especially if you participate in a sport. Guarding your teeth is simplified at Distinctive Dental Care with the use of our personalised mouthguards and nightguards.
Allow us to create a tailored Mouthguard to protect more than just your teeth
Accidents can happen at any time on the sporting field. An appropriately fitted mouthguard can prevent broken teeth, as well as injuries to the lips, tongue, face and jaw. We advise any of our patients that participate in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury to wear a custom fitted mouthguard. This includes a wide range of sports, such as:
An accurately fitted mouthguard is particularly important for those who wear braces or who have had fixed bridge restorations.
Get fitted by a professional
Mouthguards sold over the counter often do not fit as well as our custom-made mouthguards, nor do they provide the necessary protection required to prevent dental injuries. If you participate in a sport that has the potential for injury, Distinctive Dental Care recommends that you wear a mouthguard that is fashioned precisely to your jaw. We recognise that each of our patient’s lifestyles are unique, thus we ensure that we take into consideration your individual requirements for the fit, comfort and the level of protection required. We will ensure that our professionally designed, custom made mouthguards satisfy all of your specific requirements.
Protect your teeth throughout the night
Statistics suggest that over 30% of the population damage their teeth at night from grinding. Nightguards can prevent further damage while you sleep, whilst also assisting you to restore your bite. These small and comfortable devices are worn in a similar manner to an orthodontic retainer or sports mouthguard.
Curb grinding while you sleep
Bruxism (grinding) is the technical term for clenching and tooth grinding. Individuals who suffer from bruxism unintentionally bite down on their teeth at inappropriate times with accelerated pressure. This grinding most commonly occurs while they are sleeping. Consistent grinding of your teeth can wear down and fracture the tooth’s surface, which can lead to gum and jaw problems. Many of our patients are unaware that they have bruxism. Despite this, there are a number of symptoms that can indicate you have this condition, including:
- Dull headaches
- Facial pain
- A sensitive jaw
- Painful or loose teeth
Bruxism may be caused from stress, an unconscious attempt to smooth out a poor bite, sleep disorders or teeth that are missing or crooked.