Our commitment to excellence ensures that each custom mouthguard is meticulously crafted to provide the perfect fit and superior protection.
What Are Mouthguards?
Mouthguards are protective dental devices designed to cover and cushion the teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures during sports or physically demanding activities.
They act as a barrier against potential impact, minimising the risk of dental injuries, such as chipped or broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, and injuries to the lips, tongue, and jaw.
Types of Mouthguards
When it comes to safeguarding your smile, choosing the right mouthguard is essential. To help you make an informed decision and find the perfect fit for your oral protection, here is a list of the various types of mouthguards.
Custom mouthguards are considered the gold standard for optimal fit, comfort, and protection. Dentists create custom mouthguards by taking detailed impressions of the patient’s teeth. These impressions are used to fabricate a personalised mouthguard using high-quality materials.
Custom-made mouthguards offer a precise fit, ensuring maximum coverage and effectiveness. They are comfortable to wear and provide superior protection against dental injuries. However, they may be more expensive than other types of mouthguards.
Boil-and-bite mouthguards are available over-the-counter and can be moulded to the user’s teeth. To achieve a custom fit, the mouthguard is softened in hot water and then placed in the mouth, allowing it to mould to the shape of the teeth.
While boil-and-bite mouthguards offer a better fit than stock mouthguards, they may not provide the same level of comfort and protection as custom-made ones.
Stock mouthguards are pre-made and come in standard sizes. They are ready to use right out of the package without any adjustments. However, since they are not customised to an individual’s mouth, they may not fit as well as custom-made or boil-and-bite mouthguards.
Stock mouthguards are generally the least expensive option but may offer less protection and comfort.
We Are Preferred
Superior Protection for Your Active Lifestyle
At Coolamon Dental Centre, we take pride in crafting custom mouthguards that provide an exceptional fit and superior protection.
Our experienced dental team takes accurate measurements to ensure that each mouthguard is tailored to your unique needs. We use high-quality materials to create mouthguards that are durable, long-lasting, and comfortable, giving you the confidence to engage in sports and other activities with peace of mind.
How to Choose the Right Mouthguard
Choosing the right mouthguard is essential to ensure proper protection and comfort during various activities. Here are some tips and considerations to help you select the most suitable mouthguard based on your individual needs, activity level, and dental health:
If possible, opt for a custom-made mouthguard. These mouthguards are crafted by dental professionals to fit your teeth precisely, offering the best comfort and protection.
Consider the type of activities you will be engaging in while wearing the mouthguard. For high-impact sports or activities with a higher risk of dental injuries, a well-fitted mouthguard with maximum shock absorption is recommended.
While custom-made mouthguards may be more expensive, they offer the best fit and protection. However, there are affordable boil-and-bite options that can still provide adequate protection.
For children and teenagers, mouthguards should be age-appropriate and fit their growing mouths. Boil-and-bite mouthguards can be a good option for younger individuals as they can be remoulded as their teeth change.
Some mouthguards are designed with better airflow, making it easier to breathe while wearing them, which can be especially important during physically demanding activities.
What our patients say
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