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Custom Mouthguards

Caroline Springs Oral Sports Appliances

Boys playing soccerA sports mouthguard is one of the most important pieces of protective equipment that you can own. Unlike over-the-counter appliances, mouthguards made by our dentists are fitted to snuggly wrap around your teeth and protect them when it matters most. You won’t have to worry about them feeling loose, falling out or being uncomfortable to wear.

Personalised Colours

Show off your team spirit by customising your sports mouthguard to match the colours of your jersey. Whether you’re playing for a school team or on a recreational community league, we can design your appliance so that it matches your other gear. Plus, it’s marked with your name and easily stored in a case when you’re not using it, to prevent it from getting lost.

How They’re Made

Getting a sports mouthguard starts with taking an impression of your teeth. Then we pour a mould into the material to create an exact replica of your mouth. Next, we melt and suck down a thick layer of acrylic over the model, trimming and smoothing the contours for a comfortable fit.

Your sports guard is usually ready within a week of taking an impression of your teeth.
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Bruxism Splints

Another type of mouthguard that we offer is a bite splint, used to treat bruxism (chronic clenching and grinding). Since overuse can cause your teeth to wear down and break, a splint trains your TMJ and jaw muscles to relax.

Most people tend to grind their teeth due to stress. It can happen while you’re driving home from work, sitting at the desk or even when you’re sleeping. Bruxism is frequently linked to obstructive sleep apnoea.

Depending on if you wear your bite splint during the night or day, we have different designs available. Daytime splints tend to be smaller, fitting over the front teeth. They’re usually translucent and more discreet. A night guard looks more like an athletic mouthpiece, covering the entire upper arch.

How Long do They Last?

You can tell your night guard needs to be replaced when it starts to wear holes from your teeth grinding against the appliance.

Children will need to have their mouthguard updated each season as their mouth grows and develops.

Adults can keep their mouthguard for years, if not decades, as long as they store and handle it properly. Avoid using hot water or harsh chemicals to clean it, as they can cause the material to warp. Instead, use a soft toothbrush and denture cleanser to loosen any buildup or stain.

Protect Your Smile

If you’ve invested in cosmetic dental treatments like veneers or porcelain crowns, you’ll want a bite guard to prolong your investment. Although dental ceramics are strong, they can’t withstand overuse. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body; if your teeth are constantly clenching against one another, it can cause your dental work to fracture.

Get Your Mouthguard Today

Book a short appointment to have an impression taken of your smile. After a few days, your new appliance will be ready to pick up!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Custom Mouthguards Caroline Springs, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes VIC | (03) 8358 2565