Splints And Mouth Guard

Oral appliances are used for multiple reasons. They are ideal as they provide gradual improvement or immediate protection.

At MVDC we offer three main types of mouth guards which are used for multiple purposes

Splints And Mouth Guard

Custom Sports Guard or Mouth Guard

Most cases of tooth injury or dental trauma are as a result of a sports accident, and can result in lengthy and costly dental procedures. Hence, 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.

They are essential for both, adults and children who participate in contact sport or activities where there is a significant risk of a heavy fall that may cause injury.

At MVDC we make custom-fit mouth guard that is tailored to you, and will protect your smile, teeth, gums and jaw bones.

A correctly fitted mouth guard will not just protect your teeth but also your soft tissues, cushion an impact and help prevent being knocked unconscious or suffer from a concussion.

Mouth guards can protect you from serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws, fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and tongues. These injuries can be avoided or minimised by wearing a mouth guard while playing contact sport.

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 mouth guard which are far superior to an over- the- counter mouth guard.  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 are interested in Splints And Mouth Guard you may also be interested in learning more about Splints And Night Guards, Snore Guards & Sleep Disorders

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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.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
08/03/2023
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
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Sam Crossman
14/02/2023
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Robbie Jones
04/02/2023
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