Mouthguards are versatile tools that can protect your teeth while playing contact sports or prevent teeth grinding, sleep apnoea, and snoring.
Sports & Night Guards
Tailor-made mouth guards are vital to protect your teeth and gums and ensure the correct functioning of your jaw, neck, and mouth. From preventing contact sports injuries to relieving the symptoms of Bruxism, teeth grinding, sleep apnoea, snoring, and clenching, bespoke mouth guards are versatile tools that help you look after your general and oral health.
No two mouthguards are the same, and finding the best one for your needs can make a difference. Store-bought mouthguards can be an efficient temporary solution, but they are not created to suit your unique mouth structure.
Oppositely, custom-fitted mouth guards and night guards guarantee better jaw muscle positioning, reduce jaw strain, and prevent issues such as teeth grinding and clenching. Tailor-made guards manufactured by a specialist also use high-quality materials that are safer, unlikely to break, and suitable for long-term use.
Contact sports injuries are always a possibility, especially among children. Without a mouth guard, athletes are 60 times more likely to report a tooth injury. Sports guards can not only protect your teeth but also help you focus on achieving your results with greater peace of mind.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition that affects over 1.5 million adults across the UK – and the number of people who deal with snoring is far higher! A night guard can keep your airways free and open, reduce clenching, and guarantee you a better night’s sleep.
Teeth grinding (Bruxism) and jaw clenching are conditions that affect millions of children and adults, and have long-lasting health effects, including teeth damage, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, sleep issues, and digestive conditions. Mouthguards can prevent teeth damage, relaxes the jaw, and helps reeducate the facial muscles to avoid long-lasting consequences.
Get in touch today with Dental Health Centre to find out more about the health benefits of mouthguards and get a professionally built guard from a dentist.
Dental Bruxism Treatment
TMD related issues such as bruxism, commonly referred to as tooth grinding, is becoming an ever-increasing problem in the United Kingdom.
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is an issue affecting an individuals ‘chewing’ muscles, and the joints between their lower jaw and the base of their skull. 1 out of 7 people suffer with additional symptoms including headaches, jaw ache, clicking, worn down teeth, and can have quite a noticeable squarer jaw shape where the muscles are ‘overworked’.
What is dental bruxism?
Bruxism or teeth grinding is a common problem and can happen for a number of reasons.
The signs and symptoms include:
- Facial pain
- Worn-down teeth, which can include tooth sensitivity
- Difficulty in opening your mouth
- Tightness and stiffness in the shoulders
- Pain and stiffness in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles (known as the temporomandibular joint)
- Sleep disruption (both to you and your partner)
Are you experiencing some (or all of) the symptoms listed above?
At the Dental Health Centre, we offer effective bruxism treatment through a combination of treatments and techniques. The traditional way is to use a specially designed splint which is worn in the mouth every night. The mouthguard not only protects your teeth, but it is designed to relieve your symptoms.
During your initial consultation, we will look at your teeth and how you bite, as well as the muscles around your jaw, neck, and shoulders. Through our holistic approach, we are able to target your overworked muscles to relieve your pain, and also correct the long-term issue by determining and correcting any contributing dental issues.
All treatment plans are created to be perfectly suited to your needs. Why not book your consultation today and find out what the best treatment options are for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
You will need a slightly larger mouthguard if you wear braces, but we will ensure a safe and comfortable fit.
Wash it in warm water with soap. You can use a toothbrush lightly on it. Before you store it, rinse it and leave it to dry.
No. Mouthguards can only protect you from dental impact.