Love your smile? We love it too. We understand your profession, such as contact sports, might cost you your smile. But, don’t worry, mouthguards can help you treasure your smile forever.
Mouthguards are coverings that cover your teeth. They act as a cushion and minimize the risk of injuries to your teeth as well as to the soft tissues such as the tongue, cheeks, and gums.
Some suffer from bruxism, a sleep-related movement disorder that causes clenching/ grinding teeth involuntarily. It causes jaw pain, sore gums, and damages teeth. Mouthguards protect your teeth and soft tissues.
There are some readymade mouthguards available in the market, such as stock mouthguards and boil and bite mouthguards. However, at Ponsonby dental boutique, we can give you a custom made mouthguard that fits you well, is comfortable, does its job well and lasts longer.
First, we take the impression of your teeth. Make a mould that resembles your teeth and build a mouthguard over it. It provides the best protection and comfort, is easy to clean, does not restrict talking or breathing.
If you have bruxism, we make a special mouthguard called a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint.
Generally, mouthguards protect your upper teeth. However, for special cases such as orthodontic braces, we make both upper and lower teeth mouthguards. They protect your braces as well as your soft tissues from the blow.
Who needs a mouthguard?
Anyone playing contact sports such as football, basketball, ice hockey, boxing, or field hockey, be it kids or adults, need a mouthguard.
Others who participate in other sports such as gymnastics or recreational activity, such as mountain biking or skateboarding, that pose a risk of injury to the mouth also can benefit from wearing a mouthguard.
Mouthguards have other functions too. They prevent snoring and are helpful in conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea by keeping your airways open.
Caring for your mouthguard
- Brush and floss before using the mouthguard.
- Rinse the mouthguard well with cold water or mouth wash each time before using.
- Brush and clean the mouthguard gently after every use. Never use hot water for cleaning the mouthguard; it can warp it.
- When not in use, store your mouthguard in a hard container with some ventilation. Allow it to dry in between the uses. Never keep it in the Sun.
- Check it for any damage or wear out. Get it fixed on time! Do not miss your routine follow up visits.
Meet us at Ponsonby dental boutique today to keep up your smile!
Anyone involved in sports such as boxing, football, wrestling, field hockey, etc., will need a mouthguard to protect teeth against damage inflicted during contact.
Mouthguards in Auckland include imprinting the teeth on a mould; the process is followed by making a mouthguard similar to mould to give easy fit and simple cleaning.
Before you use the mouthguard, brush your teeth and floss them. One should brush and clean smoothly and gently the mouthguard every time before and after use.