Mouthguards and Splints Warner | Warner Lakes Dental

Mouthguards and Splints

Mouthguards and Splints Warner

Mouthguards and Splints | Dentist Warner

Do you clench or grind your teeth at night?

Teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism) means clamping your upper teeth and lower back teeth tightly together, which results in tooth wear and chipping of the teeth. The continuous pressure on the tissues, muscles and other structures of the jaw causes jaw pain, headache and other discomforts.

To help alleviate the stress in your jaw, your doctors at Warner Lakes Dental will recommend jaw exercises. However, for additional protection, we also recommend wearing an occlusal splint, which will be used during sleeping hours in order to prevent bruxism.

The splint prevents teeth from grinding by keeping your upper teeth and lower teeth from making contact while you sleep. As a result, it prevents the grinding activity and the possible damage it can cause on your teeth.

Types of Mouthguards

There are two main types of mouthguards – stock and custom-fitted. Between the two, custom-made mouthguards offer the best protection and comfort. They are a flexible appliance made from a high-quality plastic, which is why they provide invaluable protection to teeth for people playing any sports.

The Benefits of Custom-fitted Mouthguards

  • Made by a dental professional
  • Fit perfectly on your teeth
  • The accurate fit maximises the functionality of the mouthguard
  • Allows the wearer to talk and breathe comfortably

When Should You Wear a Mouthguard?

A mouthguard recommended by your dentist must be worn every time you go to sleep; this is especially applicable for patients who suffer from bruxism. You also need to wear a mouthguard whenever playing any contact sports to protect your teeth and mouth from injuries.

Mouthguards help to absorb the shock experienced by a collision during athletic play, which can lead to serious injuries such as jaw or teeth fractures, concussion, and soft tissue lacerations.

Mouthguards and Splints in Warner

If you grind your teeth or are into contact sports, be sure to have a mouthguard that’s custom-made by your dentist.

High-quality, customised splints and mouthguards offer the best fit, comfort and protection, which over-the-counter guards fail to provide.

At Warner Lakes Dental, we ensure that you get the superior quality mouthguard for the best fit and protection that you always need.

Mouthguards and Splints in Warner

We are your trusted dental care partners in Warner. Call us today or book your appointment online.

Call us for information on Warner Lakes Dental (07) 3448 0162 or visit us online.

We are located at Warner Lakes Medical Precinct, 1185B Old North Road in Warner.

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