What You Can Expect From Custom Mouthguards
Common Dental Problems That
Custom Mouthguard Can Address
Bruxism causes teeth sensitivity due to excessive wear and tear. Custom mouthguards can help manage teeth sensitivity by helping protect the teeth from further damage and relieving pressure on sensitive teeth.
Impact sports can cause knocked-out teeth due to these activities' high impact and force. A custom mouthguard can help protect against injuries to the teeth that can result in knocked-out teeth and other dental complications.
Bruxism is characterised by chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Custom mouthguards in West Perth are specifically designed to fit the unique shape of your teeth, providing added protection against bruxism-related damage.
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ABOUT Custom Mouthguards
A boil-and-bite mouthguard is a type of mouthguard that can be bought at most sporting goods stores. It is made of thin plastic designed to be boiled in water and then bitten into shape. On the other hand, a custom mouthguard is custom-made for each individual by a dentist or dental technician for a more comfortable, accurate fit.
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To clean your custom mouthguard, you will need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Rinse with cold water.
Begin by rinsing the mouthguard with cold water to remove sweat or saliva.
Step 2: Remove any debris or dirt.
Use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the inside and outside surfaces of the guard until all residue has been removed. You may also use mild dish soap or hand soap to help remove any stubborn stains or residue from the surface of the guard.
Be sure to pay special attention to areas where plaque or other stains have built up, as these are typically harder to remove than other parts of the guard.
Step 3: Leave the mouthguard to soak for a few minutes
If there’s considerable dirt or stains, soak your mouthguard in warm water mixed with a small amount of mild dish soap for about 15 minutes. This can help loosen any grime or dirt accumulated on the mouthguard’s surface.
Step 4: Rinse with clean water.
Rinse it well with clean water and set it out to dry completely before using it again.
Step 5: Air dry.
Allow your custom mouthguard to air dry.
Step 6: Store your custom mouthguard.
Store your mouthguard in a protective case when not in use to protect it from dirt and dust buildup as well as accidental damage or staining
Regular care and maintenance allow you to keep your custom mouthguard clean and functional for many years. If your mouthguard shows any signs of discolouration or deterioration over time, you may want to consider replacing it with a new one instead of trying to clean it yourself.
Schedule your appointment at our dental clinic to learn more about mouthguards in West Perth.
A mouthguard dentist in West Perth uses specialised tools and equipment to create customised mouthguards for their patients.
Step 1: Taking an impression.
The first step is to take an impression of your teeth, which can be done using a specialised tray or moulding material. The dentist will then use that information to determine the correct size and shape of the mouthguard. This allows them to create a 3D model of your teeth that can be used as a guide when making the final mouthguard.
Step 2: Creating the custom mouthguard.
The dentist will work with a dental technician to create a custom mouthguard that matches the unique contours and dimensions of your teeth and mouth using specialised equipment in a lab.
Step 3: Adjustments and modifications.
Once the lab has created the custom mouthguard, it is sent back to the dentist, who will often make any final adjustments or modifications before fitting it to your mouth. This may involve trimming or reshaping certain areas and adding extra padding if needed to provide additional protection.
Step 4: Final fitting.
After making any necessary finishing touches, the dentist will allow you to try the mouthguard to see if it fits comfortably in your mouth while offering adequate protection against dental injuries. The dentist will instruct you on properly wearing and caring for the device to maximise its protective benefits.
Overall, creating custom mouthguards involves careful planning and precise craftsmanship, all aimed at providing protection and comfort for patients.
Our clinic can help you get custom mouthguards that fit your unique needs and preferences, whether you need to protect your teeth from high-impact sports injuries or to address more complex issues such as bruxism.
Making a custom mouthguard typically takes anywhere from 2-3 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the materials used.
If you need a mouthguard in West Perth, schedule an appointment with us. Our friendly team can help you get a customised mouthguard that helps protect you against injuries caused by contact sports or prevent damage from teeth grinding.
Investing in a custom mouthguard may offer protection against oral injuries when playing sports or engaging in other high-impact activities. Custom mouthguards are usually more durable and well-fitting than boil-and-bite mouthguard options. This can help prevent painful chipping and cracking of teeth. They tend to be more comfortable to wear over long periods, reducing the risk of jaw soreness or headaches from extended use.
If you struggle with teeth grinding, a custom mouthguard may be worth considering to help protect your teeth from damage and alleviate related symptoms.
Schedule an appointment with us. The mouthguard dentist in our clinic can help you carefully consider all the pros and cons before deciding if a custom mouthguard is right for you.
Custom mouthguards in West Perth can cost anywhere from $100 to $200, depending on the materials used.
Call us today and the mouthguard dentist in our clinic can give you an accurate quote for your custom mouthguard.