Shielding Smiles in Gosford and the Central Coast.
The Protective Power of Mouth Guards
From accidental bumps in a casual game of basketball to nighttime grinding that stresses the jaw, our teeth and oral structures are exposed to multiple challenges daily. At Coastal Dental, nestled in the heart of Gosford and the Central Coast communities, we are steadfast advocates of proactive oral protection, offering customised mouth guard services designed to fit, protect, and ensure comfort.
Types of Mouth Guards Available at Coastal Dental
Sports Mouth Guards
Designed specifically for those engaged in contact sports or recreational activities where there’s a risk of injury to the mouth, They shield against broken teeth, cut lips, and other potential injuries, ensuring our athletes—both budding and seasoned—are safeguarded.
For those who grind their teeth at night (a condition called bruxism), night guards act as a protective layer between the top and bottom teeth, preventing wear, damage, and the accompanying pain.
Patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can benefit from these guards, which help alleviate the symptoms by ensuring a comfortable jaw position and reducing strain.
The Coastal Dental Advantage: Why Choose Our Mouth Guards?
Why Mouth Guards? A Closer Look at Their Significance
Mouth guards are protective devices that cover the teeth and gums to prevent or reduce injury. A well-fitted mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear for those involved in sports, but its utility extends beyond just sports. From teeth grinding to disorders like TMJ, a mouth guard can be a simple yet transformative solution.
The Process: Crafting Your Ideal Mouth Guard
Crafting the Guard
A Commitment to Oral Protection
In a world of unforeseen accidents and subconscious habits, a mouth guard is a shield—a protective companion in sports arenas and the serenity of night. At Coastal Dental, our commitment is to offer this shield to the Gosford and Central Coast communities, merging precision, care, and expertise.
Invest in protection; invest in peace of mind. With Coastal Dental’s mouth guard services, step into every game with confidence and sleep with the assurance of safeguarded oral health. Your smile is our shield—let’s protect it together.
Care and Maintenance Tips
Frequently Asked Questions
Store-bought mouth guards typically come in one-size-fits-all or boil-and-bite varieties. While they may offer some level of protection, they often don’t fit perfectly. Custom-made mouth guards from Coastal Dental are crafted based on precise impressions of your teeth, ensuring a snug, comfortable fit, superior protection, and durability. The better the fit, the more effective the protection.
With proper care, custom mouth guards can last several years. However, the exact duration can vary based on factors like the frequency of use, material wear, and changes in the structure of your mouth. It’s crucial to inspect your mouth guard regularly and bring it to your dental checkups to ensure it remains in optimal condition.
While the mouth guards we primarily craft are for teeth protection and addressing bruxism or TMJ issues, there are specialised dental devices for snoring and sleep apnea. If you have concerns related to sleep disturbances, please discuss them with us, and we can guide you on the appropriate solutions or referrals.
Rinse your mouth guard with cool water or a mouth rinse after each use. Occasionally, you can clean it with mild soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Always store your mouth guard in its provided ventilated container, keeping it dry and free from bacteria. Avoid exposing it to extreme heat to prevent warping.
As soon as your child starts engaging in any contact sports or activities with potential risks to their oral health, it’s a good time to consider a mouth guard. Remember, children’s mouths grow and change, so their mouth guards might need more frequent updating to ensure a proper fit.
Protecting your smile is always worth the effort. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a nighttime teeth grinder, or seeking relief from TMJ symptoms, Coastal Dental is here to guide and assist. Should you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. Your safety and comfort are our utmost priorities.