What is Mouth Guard?
Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injury, and these could have been avoided or minimized by wearing a protective, custom-fitted mouthguard. The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard to ensure maximum protection, as the over-the-counter mouthguards do not provide enough protection against injuries to your teeth, mouth or jaw.
Fabrication of a custom-fitted mouthguard involves taking of an impression by one of our friendly dentist and provides you with the best fitting mouthguard that is most appropriate for your needs. It is important to have your mouthguard assessed by us at your regular dental check-up to ensure it still fits correctly for maximum protection. You may need a replacement if your adult teeth have come through or your mouthguard has been damaged.
What is Splint?
Occlusal splints are removal dental appliance carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth, in order to protect teeth, manage mandibular jaw dysfunction and stabilize occlusion or create space prior to restorative treatments. It is usually made of hard acrylic resin, but in children soft splints are used to accommodate normal growth changes. If you are prone to nocturnal bruxism or night time clenching, you should be wearing occlusal splints at night routinely.