Sports mouth guards and night guards to protect teeth and jaws from damage are available from The Victoria Road Dental Clinic and Facial Aesthetics at our conveniently located practice. We provide sports mouth guards and night mouth guards for children and adults of all ages.
High impact sports
If you are involved in high impact sports such as Rugby, Football, boxing, kick boxing or Hockey it is essential that participants should wear protective mouth guards. Mouth guards can be purchased over the counter at many leading sports shops and chemists; these can also be loose and fall out during impact. Customized mouth guards will allow a more accurate fit and avoid discomfort from a poorly fitting one. Over the counter mouth guards are made with inferior materials and often need to be replaced sooner.
Teeth grinding and clenching
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding or clenching) affects over 10 million UK adults. Bruxism usually occurs at night and therefore, one of the best treatment solutions is using a custom mouthguard to prevent damage to teeth and other resulting symptoms such as jaw and neck pain. Mouthguards (also known as occlusal splints) are deemed by the Bruxism Association as the most effective treatment. Book an appointment to speak to a member of our team about teeth grinding.
Professional dental mouth guards provide the most accurate fit, because we at Victoria Road Dental Clinic use an impression of the patient’s teeth and natural bite, from which a laboratory constructs a custom guard with a great fit.
They are recommended for patients of all ages who are at risk of developing oral health problems due to grinding of the teeth, bite obstructions and impact sustained from contact sports.
There are many types of dental guards, each of which are customised to fit the patient’s needs.
Night Mouth Guards
Those that suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, find that a night guard can help achieve better quality of sleep. They can also prevent sore and tense muscles around the jaw from constant biting during the night. The night guard can also protect the teeth from being worn down due to grinding and pressure, which could otherwise cause thinning of the enamel and even make the teeth more prone to decay over time.