When you play sport there is always the risk of damaging your mouth or teeth – but luckily these injuries are preventable by wearing mouthguards. Mouthguards provide invaluable protection, potentially saving substantial amounts of money, pain and inconvenience in the event of an injury occurring.
Custom-made Sports Mouthguards
McIntosh Dental create custom-made mouthguards to comfortably and reliably protect your mouth while playing sports. Unlike over-the-counter mouthguards, we create a mouthguard that is designed specifically to fit your mouth and provide the maximum level of protection using quality materials that will last. Generic mouthguards tend to be thicker and bulkier, with compromised comfort and fit.
We take full impressions of your teeth and gums to produce a high quality mold. We then use this to develop a perfectly customised mouthguard that is comfortable to wear even during the most active sports. It provides extra protection and thickness where it is most needed, without interfering with your breathing or speech. You can choose between clear plastic or a variety of colours.
Custom-made Sleep Mouthguards (Night Guards)
We also create customised mouthguards designed to be worn at night to prevent teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth, or bruxism, is a habit that affects many adults – and occasionally children. There are many possible causes, including stress or anxiety, having a crooked bite, or sleep apnea. Regular teeth grinding can result in considering damage to the teeth. Wearing down the enamel results in tooth erosion, leading to fracturing, loosening and even loss of teeth. In severe case, the jaw can also become damaged.
Wearing a mouthguard at night, or night guard, is an effective way to prevent damage to your teeth, gums and jaw when you regularly grind or clench your teeth during the night.
Sleep mouthguards tend to be thinner than sports mouthguards while still providing protection against the pain of clenching your teeth and preventing damage to the teeth. The custom fit means that in most cases it does not take long to get used to wearing them at night, and they will not interfere with your breathing.