Custom mouthguards are important, whether you use one to protect your teeth while playing sport, or for perhaps another reason like teeth grinding. It’s vital for your comfort and for the protection of your teeth that your mouthguard has a good fit.

The custom mouthguards our Brisbane patients use provide invaluable protection when playing a contact or collision sport.

A dental mouth guard can also help protect your teeth if you clench or grind while you sleep. At Southside Dental Group, we can provide you with a fitted and moulded mouthguard for your needs.

For custom mouthguards Brisbane wide, get in touch with us today and protect your teeth with a custom dental mouth guard.

Important Facts About Custom Mouthguards Brisbane

When you get a custom mouthguard made for you, it means that you get some great key benefits that other non-customised mouthguards just can’t bring to you.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Provide protection to athletes without causing discomfort
  • Limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to the lips, tongue and soft tissues, as well as to the teeth and nerves
  • Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your teeth are protected
  • Custom mouth guards should be kept clean by rinsing and drying after use and stored in a container away from heat to maintain the shape.

Your custom mouth guards should be reviewed by your dentist once a year to ensure it is still the best possible fit.

Benefits of a custom dental mouth guard

There are a few different types of mouthguards that you can get to protect your teeth when you need it most. You can get stock mouthguards which are pre-formed and come from stores with little to no customisation. While they are inexpensive, they make talking and breathing difficult and provide little protection. Unsurprisingly, our dentists do not recommend these.

You may have heard of a boil and bite mouthguard which is made from thermoplastic material. As the name suggests, these are heated with water and then you bite down on them to create the imprint. While these are a little better than the stock mouthguard, they still do not provide the same level of protection that a custom mouthguard does.

Our custom made mouthguards are designed to suit your mouth. Custom mouthguards Brisbane are used by leading sportspeople as well as anyone who is serious about protecting their teeth. Due to the nature of these guards and the customisation, these mouth guards are the most comfortable and protective.

What makes custom sports mouth guards more effective than other mouth guards?

Unlike other kinds of mouth guards, custom sport mouth guards fit correctly onto the teeth which mean that athletes do not need to hold the mouthguard in place. They are also thicker than other mouthguards to provide more support, while still allowing the athlete to talk and breathe comfortably.

How are custom sports mouthguards made?

To make custom sports mouthguards, the dentist makes an impression of your mouth and teeth. This impression is then used to form the mouthguard to the correct shape. Custom fitting allows the dentist to accurately assess your mouth and provide the best fit, size, coverage and thickness in a mouthguard made especially for you. Talking to our experienced dentists at Southside Dental Group will allow them to assess what type of mouthguard is best for you and your chosen sport.

Is it worth getting a mouthguard for a child who is losing their baby teeth?

It is always important to protect the mouth during contact or collision sports, even if you are at a stage where you are losing baby teeth. The dentists here at Southside Dental Group will be able to make the mouthguard in a way that will allow you to use it for as long as possible regardless of tooth loss. If this is the case, we aim at giving you at least one to two years of use from a correctly fitting mouthguard.

What colours do the mouthguards come in?

When you are in with your dentist at Southside Dental Group you will have the opportunity to customise the colour and design of your mouthguard. We have a large range of colours available for you to choose from, and if you are still looking for something different we can customise your design.

When should I wear a mouthguard?

A mouthguard should be worn when playing any sport which carries a risk of contact the face including rugby, boxing and football. It also includes collision sports such as soccer, hockey, softball etc. Wearing a mouthguard helps to absorb some of the shock experienced by a blow to the face which may have otherwise resulted in an injury to the mouth or jaw.

Can I wear a mouthguard if I have braces?

Yes. In fact, you should wear a mouthguard! Because an injury to your face can damage the braces you have, a properly fitted mouthguard might be just what you need. Speak to your dentist about any contact sports that you play, or about any recreational activities that could damage your teeth.

Why choose Southside Dental Group for your custom mouthguards Brisbane?

It’s vital that we protect our teeth. A custom mouthguard is the best way for you to ensure that you are looking after your teeth while still being able to enjoy the sports that you love to play. A poorly fitting mouthguard can do more harm than good, so if you’re interested in ensuring that your teeth are looked after, speak to us at Southside Dental Group and get your custom mouthguard made up today.