Mouthguards and Splints
Do you clench or grind your teeth at night?
Teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism) means clamping your upper teeth and lower back teeth tightly together, which results in tooth wear and chipping of the teeth. The continuous pressure on the tissues, muscles and other structures of the jaw
To help alleviate the stress in your jaw, your doctors at Buderim Park Dental will recommend jaw exercises. However, for additional
The splint prevents teeth from grinding by keeping your upper teeth and lower teeth from making contact while you sleep. As a result, it prevents the grinding activity and the possible damage it can cause on your teeth.
Types of Mouthguards
There are two main types of mouthguards – stock and custom-fitted. Between the two, custom-made mouthguards
The Benefits of Custom-fitted Mouthguards
- Made by a dental professional
- Fit perfectly on your teeth
- The accurate fit
maximisesthe functionality of the mouthguard
- Allows the wearer to talk and breathe comfortably
When Should You Wear a Mouthguard?
A mouthguard recommended by your dentist must be worn every time you go to sleep; this is especially applicable for patients who suffer from bruxism. You also need to wear a mouthguard whenever playing any contact sports to protect your teeth and mouth from injuries.
High-quality Mouthguards and Splints at Buderim Park Dental
If you grind your teeth or are into contact sports, be sure to have a mouthguard that’s custom-made by your dentist. High-quality,