At Hazeldean Dental Group we may recommend a custom fitted night or sports mouth guard for patients that grind their teeth or whose teeth are at risk of injury during activity.
Custom-fitted mouth guards can help protect your teeth from trauma. A single blow to the mouth or jaw can cause serious dental damage that may be very painful and expensive to fix. You can minimize the risk of this type of injury by using a mouth guard when you take part in sports and other recreational activities.
Mouth guards are resilient appliances that fit over your teeth. When worn during sports activities, mouth guards can help protect against injuries to the mouth and jaw.
The risk of this kind of injury is commonly associated with contact sports, such as football, rugby, hockey, and boxing. Depending on the type and extent of the injury, a single blow to the mouth may result in lengthy treatment, with costs ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
When you are hit in the mouth or jaw, a mouth guard acts as a cushion that redistributes the force of the blow, so the impact is absorbed more evenly. A mouth guard also provides a barrier between your teeth and the soft tissue in and around your mouth.
Many studies have shown that mouth guards help prevent chipped or broken teeth and protect against cuts to lips, gums, and other soft tissue in the mouth area.
Customized Mouth Guards
We prescribed and fit you with custom-made mouth guards. The process involves making a model of your teeth and then moulding the mouth guard material aroun