Mouthguards & Nightguards

Playing sport and want to avoid having your teeth damaged? Grinding your teeth at night? You may want to be fitted for a mouthguard or nightguard.


Why should I use a mouthguard?

A high percentage of sports injuries are dental-related. Athletes can suffer from chipped or broken teeth or even a knocked out tooth. To avoid painful and potentially expensive injuries, athletes should consider using mouthguards.


However, it’s not just athletes who benefit from protecting their teeth. Those who clench or grind their teeth in their sleep should consider wearing a nightguard. This can help to avoid any damage to the teeth.


What are the benefits of mouthguards?

While you can purchase mouthguards over the counter, they will not have that perfect, customised fit. This means your teeth won’t have the best protection which you need while playing sport. Mouthguards and nightguards help to prevent against any expensive damage that can occur while playing sport or grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep.


Custom-made mouthguards mean you will have a guard that is molded to fit your teeth and is fitted in the dentist’s office. You won’t have to worry about a mouthguard that feels uncomfortable and doesn’t quite fit. Custom-made mouthguards are made to fit your mouth and teeth structure. They don’t even hinder your speaking ability nor impact your breathing. This is the best way to protect your teeth when undertaking a sporting activity or grinding your teeth at night.  

Want more information about mouthguards and nightguards? Contact JC Dental today.