Mouthguards are used to prevent injury to the mouth, protecting the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. There are many types of mouthguards, from over- the-counter products to the professionally-fitted custom mouthguard. The lifetime cost of a dental injury justifies the expense of mouthguard to prevent the injury in the first place.
If you or another family member likes to play sports, we strongly recommend you talk to us about a custom-made mouthguard. Here at Smile Craft Dental, our mouthguards are made from high quality and neutral tasting materials and they come in a huge range of colours and designs so you can personalise the look of your mouthguard.
The procedure to make them is very simple. To make a custom-fitted mouthguard our dentist will take special impressions which will be sent to the dental laboratory where our technician will fabricate your custom-made guard to perfectly fit your mouth, teeth and gums.
Custom-fitted mouth guards are comfortable, allow you to talk, have maximum retention and should not interfere with breathing.
Over the counter boil and bite mouthguard may be a short-term choice if there is absolutely no alternative available, but even the best of these mouthguards do not fit well, are likely to be uncomfortable to wear and offer inadequate protection.
Your sports mouth guard will need replacing over time. Just bring it along to your check-ups and your dentist will inspect it for wear and tear.
For more information, please call us on (02) 4048 0882 in Newcastle, on (02) 6555 8989 in Tuncurry and on (02) 6553 0220 in Wingham.
Our practices are located at Elermore Shopping Centre, 137 Croudace Rd, Elermore Vale NSW 2287, 2/25 Manning St, Tuncurry NSW 2428 and 1/101 Isabella St, Wingham NSW 2429.