Protect your teeth from injury with our mouth guards
Mouth guards are protective coverings worn over your teeth to protect them from injury during teeth grinding or clenching when you sleep, and during sports. A mouthguard should be customised to prevent tooth damage.
Get full protection against teeth grinding & clenching during sleep
Many individuals are unaware that they grind or clench their teeth at night, but a lot of damage can occur. Symptoms associated with teeth grinding include headaches, ear aches, facial and neck muscle pain, and jaw joint pain.
Night guards are used to treat bruxism (teeth grinding) and clenching. The night guard fits over either the upper or the lower teeth, creating a cushion between them and absorbing the impact of grinding or clenching. Night guards help reduce enamel damage, jaw joint inflammation, and irritation to gums. Overall, most night guard wearers report less pain and better sleep.
Mouth guards for sports primarily act as a shock absorber. These dental mouth guards protect children’s and adult’s teeth and jaw joints from trauma that can be sustained while playing contact and collision sports, such as football, rugby, hockey, basketball, MMA, and boxing. Even those participating in non-contact sports, like gymnastics or recreational activities that carry a risk of contact with the face, such as skateboarding and mountain biking, would benefit from wearing a protective mouth guard.
Accidents can happen during any physical activity and a mouth guard ultimately helps absorb shock experienced by the face, thereby reducing risk of teeth injuries such as a chipped tooth, tooth loss, soft tissue injury, and in severe cases, jaw injuries.
Customising Your Mouth Guard
A good mouth guard should provide you with comfort, resist wear or tear, is durable and easily maintained. It should not hinder your breathing and speech function. Mouth guards bought over-the-counter or online may give you a false sense of security, but they do not fit securely over all teeth surfaces or match your bite. Movement of the mouth guard during impact can cause injuries to the teeth and oral structures.
At The Dental Studio Singapore, we provide custom-made mouth guards for adults and children. It typically takes two appointments to receive a night guard or sports guard. During the initial visit, our specialist creates an impression of the teeth, together with a bite record. These will be used to create a customised guard that allows for proper teeth alignment. During the second appointment, the patient gives the mouth guard a test and the dentist makes adjustments if necessary.
Having a professional custom-made guard ensures proper fit and alignment to the shape of your mouth and teeth, giving you and your kids the best protection at rest and at play!