The Perfect Mouthguard

 Mouthguards available in Australia range from cheap, over-the-counter types to professionally custom-fitted mouthguards. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) strongly recommends wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard to ensure maximum protection. These are available at More Smiles.    Over-the-counter mouthguards do not provide enough protection against injuries to your teeth, mouth or jaw. Dental injuries can be very costly, so it is worthwhile investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard.

Custom-fitted mouthguards:

Custom-fitted mouthguards are made by your dentist, who takes an impression and creates a plaster model of your teeth. Custom-fitting allows your dentist to accurately assess your mouth and provide the best fitting mouthguard that is appropriate for you. Custom-fitted mouthguards provide a better fit than other varieties, as they are made to fit your mouth.  

 

When made by your dentist, a custom-fitted mouthguard is:

Comfortable

Well-fitting

Allows you to speak clearly

Won’t shift or fall out

Won’t restrict your breathing

 

Over-the-counter (boil and bite) mouthguards: Over-the-counter mouthguards are far less effective than those that are custom-fitted. These mouthguards include stock mouthguards that do not require fitting, and mouthguards that can be placed in hot water and then self-fitted by biting into the mould.


 

 

 

 

 

How long will my mouthguard last?

It’s important that you have your mouthguard assessed by your dentist at your regular dental check-up to ensure it still fits correctly for maximum protection. You may need a replacement if your new, secondary adult teeth have come through or if your mouthguard has been damaged.

 



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Conveniently situated in Mountain Creek, directly opposite the Medical Centre and Woolworths, our purpose built Dental Practice provides a friendly, caring service – where your dental health is as important to us as it is to you. We take pride in helping you maintain your beautiful, healthy teeth.

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146 Karawatha Drive
Mountain Creek, QLD, 4557