About Custom Mouthguards
Custom Mouthguards: Essential Gear for Anyone Who Values Their Teeth
Traumatic injuries to the mouth can cause damage to your teeth, gums, and bones, from minor chips to fractures. Dental fractures can affect the pulp and nerve of the tooth and cause pain and infection. People with dental fractures usually experience sharp pain at the injury site, often radiating to other teeth, the jaw, and the ear.
Dental trauma can sometimes result in cuts and lacerations to the tongue, lips, and cheeks. It can lead to functional problems, such as difficulty chewing, speaking, or even smiling. Additionally, such injuries can cause aesthetic issues affecting self-confidence and social interactions.
Karrinyup Dental Centre offers custom-fitted mouthguards to protect teeth from trauma. Our personalised mouthguards in Karrinyup are made from durable, medical-grade materials and fitted to your specifications. They provide the right fit and maximum protection against dental injury to help maintain optimal oral health. Plus, we use the latest technology to make your custom-fit mouthguard comfortable and effective, so you can stay focused and enjoy your favourite activities with extra mouth protection.
Custom Mouthguards: Your Key to Addressing Dental Problems with Precision and Style
Choosing the Right Mouthguard:
Who Needs Custom Protection
Sleep Apnoea Patients
People with Bruxism
Why Choose Karrinyup Dental Centre?
Personalised Treatment Plans
Years of Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
With decades of accumulated experience restoring healthy smiles for families, skills, and knowledge in dentistry, Karrinyup Dental Centre is the place to turn for fitted mouthguards in Karrinyup and all your dental needs.
We accept all health funds, Fund My Dental, SuperCare, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, DVA Cardholders, and the Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme to make dental care more accessible and affordable.
We accept various payment methods to help people of all incomes get the high-quality dental care they need.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Custom Mouthguards
- Rinse your mouthguard with soap and hot water after each use.
- Store the mouthguard in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight when not in use.
- Sanitise the mouthguard at least once weekly by soaking it in cold water with a mild antibacterial dish detergent.
- Don’t wear someone else’s mouthguard or share your own.
- Replace your mouthguard if it becomes loose or torn or doesn’t fit properly.
- Bring your mouthguard to your dental check-ups so your dentist can check if it’s still in good condition.
While the lifespan of our fitted mouthguards in Karrinyup can vary depending on the frequency of use and how well they are cared for, it is generally recommended to replace them every 1-3 years. It is also important to inspect the mouthguard regularly for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, tears, or distortion, and replace it immediately if any damage is detected.
It’s a good idea to bring your custom-made mouthguard to your dentist at Karrinyup Dental Centre during your routine check-ups, which are recommended every six months. Your dentist can check your mouthguard for signs of wear and tear, as well as check if it still fits properly and is offering adequate protection. If any issues are detected, your dentist can help you determine if it’s time for a replacement.
- Prevention of dental injuries:
Custom mouthguards protect your teeth and gums from trauma, reducing the risk of chipping, fracturing, and displacing teeth.
- Protection for dental work:
They also protect and support any dental work you may have, such as braces, implants, and fillings.
Custom-fitted mouthguards are more comfortable than generic ones and can be adapted to your teeth, enabling you to wear them for more extended periods without discomfort.
- Improved performance:
A custom mouthguard is designed to fit your mouth comfortably, providing a secure fit that allows you to breathe and speak normally. With a custom mouthguard, you can feel confident that your teeth and gums are protected, allowing you to focus on your performance without worrying about potential injuries.
Custom mouthguards only hurt if they are too tight or the wrong size. Generally, custom mouthguards are designed to provide a comfortable fit, and the materials used are soft and pliable.
Health funds may help cover the cost of custom-fit and professionally-made mouthguards, but it depends on your level of cover. Please contact your health fund provider so they can give you more detailed information about your cover.