What is a mouth guard?
Mouth guards are resilient plastic appliances designed to cover over and encase a person’s teeth and the gum’s and bones that support them. The guard is meant to provide protection for the teeth, jaw, lips, cheeks, and gums by absorbing and redistributing the impacting forces of teeth grinding or injuries to the area of the mouth. Custom-fitted mouth guards are designed specifically for you to perfectly fit your unique dental arch and provide the best protection. Our professional team at Refine Dental will always ensure your mouthguard is a perfect fit!
Occlusal (night) splints:
Occlusal (night) splints are extremely important if you tend to grind your teeth or clench your jaw while sleeping. This subconscious habit can cause other health problems such as chronic headaches, earaches, and jaw pain. This night guard absorbs the pressure caused by teeth grinding, preventing your teeth from getting worn down and affecting your ear and jaw.
Sports guards are recommended to all our athlete's patients or patients who partake in high-intensity daily activity. They ensure the safety of your teeth during any sports encounters, accidents, or injuries. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) strongly recommends the use of custom mouth guards in any sport or activity where collision or contact is likely and during both games and training.
For more information on custom made mouthguards, please contact us on (07)3216 1330 to book an appointment with our friendly dentist.