Sports Dentistry and Custom Mouthguards
We want to make sure that anyone involved in sport is aware of and has access to the best mouthguard possible to reduce and prevent the consequences of facial trauma during sport.
At Gentle Dental Hawthorn we will take impressions of your teeth which are sent to the laboratory to construct a custom mouthguard specific to your sport. It is made to fit your teeth perfectly so that it will be as protective and comfortable as possible and will still allow you to communicate effectively with team mates.
Ideally a mouthguard should be worn during any sport where there is a possibility of a knock to the face.
Children with baby teeth should also be wearing mouthguards as it is possible that trauma to baby teeth can affect the development of adult teeth underneath.
Store-bought DIY mouthguards
Usually these are poorly fitting, uncomfortable, impede your ability to talk and breathe and may cause gum irritation as they do not fit well. Because of this, children are less likely to wear these ill-fitting mouthgaurds. Sporting authorities do not recommend these as they offer little protection to the teeth. Patients are encouraged to obtain custom-fitted mouthguards.
Please give us a call on (03) 9818 2994 to book your consultation appointment to construct your custom mouthguard today.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
TMD may result in:
- Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint, neck and ear when you chew, speak or open your mouth
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joints
- Your jaw becoming stuck open or closed
- Appearance of swelling on the side of your face
If you are experiencing any or all of the above please call us on (03) 9818 2994 to book an appointment so we can discuss this with you further and create a solution together.
Sleep apnoea and snoring
Sleep anoea can result in:
- Feeling tired when you wake up
- Falling asleep during the day
- Poor concentration and attention
If you suffer from any of the above please give our clinic a call on (03) 9818 2994 so that we can discuss this with you further and solve the problem.