A mouthguard is made from a tough thermoplastic material and fits closely over the teeth and gums. A sports mouthguard is designed to protect teeth during sporting activities and where there is a possibility of a dental injury, reducing the risk that your child will knock out or chip a tooth, or will injure their lips, gums or the inside of their cheeks.
If your child likes to participate in certain sports, including contact and some non-contact activities, then it is worth investing in a custom-made mouthguard.
This will provide maximum protection for their teeth and jaws, reducing the risk of a dental injury.
It is possible to buy ready-made mouthguards relatively cheaply, but this can be a false economy.
These mouthguards offer very little protection and can be uncomfortable to wear so they are far less likely to be used.
A custom-made mouthguard will be designed to offer maximum protection during your child’s chosen sports and it should be comfortable to wear and will not restrict breathing.
Poorly fitting mouthguards are also a choking hazard and should be avoided.
We will take an impression of your child’s mouth which is then sent to our dental laboratory for the mouthguard to be constructed to our exact design.
The mouthguard will be fitted on their next visit and will then be ready to use.
Your child’s teeth and jaws are still developing so it is important to bring the mouthguard with you to each appointment as we will need to check the fit of the mouthguard at regular intervals until they have finished growing.
Our dentist in Greensborough will also want to check to make sure it does not have any rips or tears. You can help prolong its life by making sure it is cleaned after each use and is stored away from direct heat which could distort it.
At Banyule Dental we provide the most comprehensive range of dental services in the Greensborough area in a friendly, caring environment.
Our emphasis is on patient education and preventative procedures, however we provide the full range of treatment options including cosmetic/reconstructive work, dental implants, crowns/veneers, orthodontics/Invisalign, wisdom tooth surgery and treatments for sleep apnoea/tooth grinding.