General Dentistry

Mouthguards + Night Guards

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Mouthguards + Night Guards

An investment in safer and better oral health

At all times Lillybrook Dental, mindful of patient needs as part of the local community, takes a collaborative approach to dental assessment, prevention, education and treatment. For those in need of a mouthguard or night guard, Lillybrook Dental will discuss the protective options that best suit the patient’s needs.

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Custom fit mouthguards: a key to better sports performance

Lillybrook Dental knows how important it is, especially for those playing contact sports, to wear a mouthguard that is at once resilient and tear resistant; fits properly and is comfortable; and is easy to clean.

Not only does the relatively inexpensive protection of a mouthguard save the wearer from impact or blows; it may save the pain and cost of greater injuries to mouth, jaws and head.

At all times Lillybrook Dental, mindful of patient needs as part of the local community, takes a collaborative approach to dental assessment, prevention, education and treatment. For those in need of a mouthguard, Lillybrook Dental will discuss the protective options that best suit the patient’s needs.

Night guards: a key to better sleep

Although you may not be aware of grinding, Lillybrook Dental will notice during your oral exam any excessive wear on the back molars and enamel loss, indicative of bruxism (teeth grinding). If this is the case for you, Lillybrook Dental will discuss options for consideration for splints and night guards. In some instances, we may refer you to your general practitioner for additional support.

Even when sleeping, your teeth may be damaged by grinding, dental fillings can be broken, jaw muscles become tight or painful, you may suffer pain in the face, injured gums and headaches and popping or clicking of the temporomandibular joint, which joins the jawbone to the skull.

We will assess the cause of your of teeth grinding or clenching, or bruxism, and provide treatment options accordingly.

There are a number of approaches to take and we tailor an approach depending on whether the issue is grinding, management of pain caused by the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or other causes. We will custom fit a night guard made of plastic, to wear during sleep that prevents the teeth from scraping against each other.

Care for your mouthguard or night guard

Once Lillybrook Dental has serviced your needs for a mouthguard or night guard, it is important to use the device properly and care for it if you are to derive full value from your health investment.

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Sensible care of the device includes rinsing after use or brushing with a toothbrush; always carry it in a sturdy, vented container; avoid leaving it in the sun or hot water; and check regularly for wear, replacing when necessary.

You should also:

  • Wear the mouthguard during practice sessions as well as during games
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups to which you bring your mouthguard or nightguard.
  • Visit your dentist before each playing season.

Still have questions about mouthguards or night guards? Time to get in touch.

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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