Protecting Smiles During Physical Activities
Mouthguard dentistry focuses on the creation and fitting of custom mouthguards to protect the teeth, gums, and jaw during physical activities or sports. Mouthguards are protective devices made of a durable, flexible material that fit over the teeth and absorb the impact of potential blows or trauma to the mouth. At Newcastle Dental Care, we offer personalised mouthguard solutions to help individuals safeguard their smiles during sports and physical activities.
Why might a person need mouthguards?
Mouthguards are essential for individuals who participate in sports or physical activities that pose a risk of injury to the mouth. They provide a protective barrier that cushions and absorbs impact, minimising the risk of dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, or soft tissue damage.
Teeth Grinding or Clenching
Individuals who grind or clench their teeth, a condition known as bruxism, can benefit from wearing mouthguards. These custom-fitted devices act as a protective barrier, preventing tooth damage and reducing the strain on the jaw joints.
Jaw Joint Disorders
Individuals with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders or jaw joint pain can find relief by wearing mouthguards. The device helps stabilise the jaw joint, reduces muscle tension, and promotes proper alignment, alleviating pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders.
Mouthguards are often recommended for individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces or other dental appliances. They provide an additional layer of protection for the teeth and braces, reducing the risk of injuries during physical activities.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
For individuals with sleep apnea or snoring issues, custom mouthguards can be designed to reposition the jaw and keep the airway open during sleep. These oral appliances, known as mandibular advancement devices, can help improve breathing and reduce sleep apnea symptoms.
At Newcastle Dental Care, our skilled dental team specialises in creating custom-fitted mouthguards to ensure optimal protection and comfort. We take precise measurements and use high-quality materials to craft mouthguards tailored to each individual’s needs.
Why Choose Us?
Choosing our practise for your mouthguard needs provides several advantages. Here are some reasons why patients choose us:
We believe in providing the highest level of protection and comfort. Our dental practise offers custom-fitted mouthguards that are specifically tailored to each patient’s mouth. By taking accurate measurements and using advanced techniques, we ensure a perfect fit, maximise effectiveness, and provide a comfortable experience.
Expertise and Experience
Our dental team has extensive experience in mouthguard dentistry. We have the knowledge and skills to assess individual needs, recommend the most suitable mouthguard type, and deliver superior results. We stay updated with the latest advancements in mouthguard technology to provide our patients with the best possible care.
We understand that each patient is unique and has specific requirements. Our dental professionals take the time to evaluate individual needs, listen to concerns, and develop personalised mouthguard solutions. We consider factors such as the type of physical activity, existing dental conditions, and personal preferences to create the most appropriate mouthguard.
We use high-quality materials in crafting our mouthguards. These materials are durable, long-lasting, and provide excellent protection. Our focus on quality ensures that our patients receive mouthguards that are reliable, comfortable, and designed to withstand the demands of physical activities.
Comprehensive Dental Care
We offer comprehensive dental care, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. This allows us to address any existing dental issues or concerns while providing mouthguard services. Our patients can benefit from the convenience of receiving comprehensive dental care under one roof.
We prioritise patient comfort and satisfaction. Our friendly and compassionate dental team creates a welcoming environment, ensuring that your experience at our practise is positive and stress-free. We take the time to address your questions, explain the mouthguard fitting process, and provide ongoing support and care.
Choosing Newcastle Dental Care means choosing a trusted team of dental professionals dedicated to providing superior mouthguard services. With expertise, personalised care, high-quality materials, and a commitment to patient satisfaction, we strive to deliver the best possible mouthguard solutions for our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing the right mouthguard depends on several factors, such as the type of physical activity, the level of impact, and any existing dental conditions. Our dental professionals will assess your needs, discuss your concerns, and recommend the most suitable mouthguard option for you. Custom-fitted mouthguards provide the best protection and comfort.
Over-the-counter mouthguards are readily available, but they do not provide the same level of protection and comfort as custom-fitted mouthguards. Custom mouthguards offer a precise fit, superior protection, and better durability. They are designed specifically for your mouth and offer optimal coverage and cushioning.
Mouthguards may need replacement over time due to wear and tear or changes in your dental condition. It is generally recommended to replace mouthguards every 1-2 years, or as advised by your dental professional. Regular inspections should be conducted to ensure the mouthguard remains in good condition.
Proper care and cleaning of your mouthguard are essential to maintaining hygiene and extending its lifespan. Rinse the mouthguard with cool water after each use, and brush it gently using a toothbrush and mild soap or non-alcoholic mouthwash. Store the mouthguard in a ventilated container to allow it to dry and protect it from damage.
Yes, mouthguards can be worn with braces. In fact, they provide an additional layer of protection for both the teeth and braces during physical activities. Custom-fitted mouthguards can be designed to accommodate braces and provide optimal coverage and support.