Custom Made Mouth Guards

Perhaps one of the most important pieces of sports equipment you can invest in is a mouth guard. A well-fitting mouth guard allows you to breathe and speak more clearly, making it essential for both adults and children who participate in contact sports or activities where there’s a significant risk of a heavy fall that may cause injury.

At MVDC, we create custom-fit mouth guards that will protect your smile, teeth, gums, and jawbones.

A correctly fitted mouth guard does more than just protect your teeth; it also safeguards your soft tissues, cushions impacts, and helps prevent serious injuries such as being knocked unconscious or suffering from a concussion.

Mouthguards can protect you from serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws, fractured, cracked, or knocked-out teeth, and cuts to the lips and tongues. Therefore, if your child or yourself play a contact sport, you can avoid these risky and difficult-to-treat injuries by investing in a custom-made mouthguard.

How a mouth guard works

A custom-fitted mouth guard works by absorbing and spreading the impact of the damaging blow, and is fabricated based on an impression of your teeth and jaw taken by your dentist.

Custom-fitted mouth guards are far superior to an over-the-counter mouth guard because it’s specifically designed to fit the exact contours of your mouth, is strong, balances your bite and allows speech and normal breathing.

Mouth guards are especially important for those Children having orthodontic treatment (Braces) as due to the braces if a sport injury were to happen it could seriously cut their lips and tongue and also compromise their orthodontic treatment.

If growth and development has stopped and if the mouth guard has been properly used, stored, and checked yearly by your dentist, a custom-fitted mouth guard should last several seasons.

Over-the-counter mouth guards (chemist brands) do not protect the teeth, are loosely fitted, impair breathing and speaking, and can even wedge in the back of the throat at impact which could be life threatening.

Wearing a custom-fitted mouth guard

To keep your mouth guard in tip-top working order, you’ll need to keep it out of the sun, wash it in cold water after use, keep on the supplied plastic model cast and get your dentist to make sure it’s still OK when you go in for your routine check-ups.

Only dental professionals can design and manufacture a custom-fitted mouth guard that provides adequate protection.

At Morphett Vale Dental Care would like to prevent sports injuries and we construct custom fitted mouthguard which are far superior to an over- the- counter mouthguard.

As they have an accurate fit, let’s you talk normally, don’t restrict your breathing and stay firmly in place, allowing you to concentrate on playing the sport you love.

You should consider it a mandatory part of your sporting equipment, no matter your age or experience

Schedule an Appointment to Have Your Custom-Made Mouth Guard Constructed, to Play More Safely and Protect Your Best Asset.

If you have visited our Mouth Guards page you may also be interested in Splints And Night Guards, Splints And Mouth Guard, Snore Guards

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Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
10/10/2023
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
23/06/2023
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
29/03/2023
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
29/03/2023
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
23/03/2023
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
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Jane Doyle
08/03/2023
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14/02/2023
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04/02/2023
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Mouth Guard FAQ’s

Mouth guards can be made of acrylic (type of plastic), acetate, vinyl, some kind of rubber.

Better guards are often made of a laminate of two materials – hard material on the outside and soft on the inside, to ensure both durability and comfort.

One of the proprietary laminates is Ethel Vinyl Acetate. The quality of the material will make your guard more durable and resistant to chewing pressure.

If your mouth guard is designed to be boiled before being fitted to your mouth, make sure that it can be heated repeatedly without falling apart, otherwise it will not last long

Your mouth guard needs to be thoroughly cleaned and dried after use to prevent bacterial growth. As soon as you take it out of your mouth, rinse it with cool water and brush it with your toothbrush and toothpaste. Once a week soak it for a few hours in a mix of water and a mouth guard cleaner such as Ortho Clean or a denture cleaning tablets. Cleaners will not only remove any plaque and bacteria but will make your guard smell nice.

Avoid makeshift cleaners such as vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or similar, as their odour will penetrate plastic and will linger for a long time. Rinse and dry your guard and keep it in its own ventilated box and make sure it is stored away from any heat source. Heat might make it lose its shape. Also make sure to keep it out of the reach of your pet, as they love stealing and chewing mouth guards.

The short answer is no, there are different types of mouth guards.

Mouth guards can be used for more than just protecting you from sports injuries.

Mouth guards can be used for teeth grinding at night.

It may seem strange that adding more things inside your mouth could help with sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.

But incorporating a mandibular advancement device into your nightly routine can be a beneficial tool for getting a better night’s sleep. By wearing this mouthguard on the lower arch, the tongue and jaw reposition to keep the airway open.

People who snore loudly or have night-time bruxism may also find that this device helps ease their symptoms.

A custom-made mouthguard usually involves two appointments with your dental professional.

They’ll take impressions of your teeth and make a model, sending it to a laboratory where the mouthguard is fabricated for a custom fit.

After your mouthguard comes back from the lab, your second appointment is to confirm it fits. Finally, your dental professional will file down any rough edges and make any necessary adjustments for that perfect shape and size, unique to you!