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Keeping an active lifestyle is vital for your health and wellbeing and sport is a great way to keep in shape, make friends and learn the values of teamwork and leadership. Whether you are a child just starting out or an adult looking to improve your fitness, sport is accessible to people of all ages and in all shapes and sizes. However, sport also opens the door for injuries so protective gear is essential. This includes protecting your teeth. Collisions falls or being accidentally struck in the mouth with a bat, ball, racket or other sporting devices can cause major damage to your teeth and gums, including lost or broken teeth. Having a professional mouth guard will protect your teeth from the rigours of sport and custom mouthguards will mould to the shape of your mouth for comfort. For dental mouthguards in Blackburn, contact the team at Focus Dental.

The Different Types of Professional Mouth Guard

Choosing the right dental mouthguard is essential no matter what kind of sport you are playing in Blackburn. There are three different types of professional mouthguards, each with its own strengths and points of difference. They include:
  • Ready to wear solutions: These are the kind that you can buy in most sports shops or online. Their biggest strength is cost as they are the cheapest option on the market. However they are not customised to your mouth at all so they could feel loose, bulky or be uncomfortable - plus they will not provide optimal protection.
  • Boil and bite: The next best solution is the kind that you can place in boiling water to soften up the plastic and then place into your mouth where they will mould to the shape of your teeth, gums and jaw. These are ok for social, non-contact sports but they will still be loose in your mouth and will not be effective for heavy collisions so they may not be suitable for everyone.
  • Custom mouthguard: Your dentist will take a detailed mould of your mouth to create these custom-fitted solutions so they will match every contour of your mouth. You will get the best fit, the most comfortable mouthguard and the most protection - even in heavy collision sports like rugby, league, Aussie Rules and sport where the balls travel at high speed like cricket and baseball.

What Are The Advantages Of Wearing Custom Dental Mouthguards in Blackburn?

Medical professionals will always recommend custom mouthguards because they offer the most protection to your teeth, gums and jaw. Doctors and dentists both recommend these professional mouthguards because they offer a completely tailored fit that won’t mouth around in your mouth.
Not only does this mean greater protection, but you will be able to breathe correctly (which is vital in all forms of sport) and means you can also speak clearly. Inferior mouthguards will move around in your mouth, inhibit your breathing and you may not be able to talk while wearing them.
Every child playing sport should wear a mouthguard and many sports have mandates that mean it’s essential to use them. While they are vital for all children (and adults), they are especially important for people playing sports with protruding teeth or those that wear orthodontics like braces to provide maximum protection of the mouth and gums.
While custom mouthguards created at our Blackburn clinic may be slightly more expensive than over the counter options at your local sports shop, it is a small price to pay to ensure maximum protection for your mouth while maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.





Custom Mouthguards Can Be Used For Other Purposes

It is not just people that play sport that can benefit from custom mouthguards crafted by our Blackburn dentists. They can also be used to help with a range of conditions including:
  • Grinding teeth: This condition is called bruxing and can cause enormous damage to your teeth over time. It can involve grinding of the teeth and also jaw clenching and it is usually triggered by stress. This condition can be managed while you are awake, but while you are asleep you might be grinding your teeth and causing untold damage that will require major work down the track. It also puts enormous pressure on your jaw and can lead to joint pain and headaches. Custom mouthguards can be created to wear while you are asleep to stop this grinding and clenching while allowing you to have a restful night's sleep.
  • Sleep apnea: Snoring is not just annoying for your partner, it can be very bad for your health. Obstructive sleep apnea can mean you stop breathing for long periods in your sleep which will impact your energy levels, health and can even be fatal. Custom mouthguards help move the jaw forward and hold it in place, preventing obstructions in your airway and allowing you to sleep properly without snoring.
  • TMJ disorder: Your temporomandibular joint or TMJ is effectively a hinge that connects your jaw to the skull. When something goes wrong with this hinge and can mean considerable pain and discomfort. Custom mouthguards can alleviate this pain when you are trying to sleep by holding your jaw in the correct position.
Whether you need a professional mouth guard for high-level sport, custom mouthguards for the children for weekend sport or dental mouthguards made in Blackburn to help you get a high quality of sleep, our dentists can help. Invisalign treatment, paediatric dental care, implant dentistry, teeth whitening, and kid dentistry are among the numerous dental services we offer. For additional information, visit our website or call us. Come and visit our clinic today to be fitted for a custom mouthguard that will fit your mouth perfectly.