At McMahons Point Health in North Sydney, we offer wide range of professional dentistry services including general dental care, cosmetic dentistry and family friendly dentistry. We also supply oral dental appliances such as mouthguards to help protect your teeth from sports injuries and accidents.
The Importance of Mouthguards
If you or your child plays regular sports, it is a smart and safe option to wear a dental mouthguard to help avoid serious dental injuries.
Many emergency dental injuries are caused by tooth trauma when playing sports – even a small slip can cause serious damage. At McMahons Point Health, we believe that prevention is better than needing a cure. Wearing a properly fitted dental mouthguard when necessary will help protect you against:
- Chipped teeth
- Jaw fractures or injuries
- Dental trauma which can lead to gum and lip damage
When you visit our clinic, our professional dentists will talk to you about your mouthguard needs and requirements. Usually, we will take an impression of your teeth. A replica model of your teeth is then made in a soft plastic form to create your unique custom-fit mouthguard.
Mouthguards made in this way help to reduce the force that may be caused by direct impact, thus protecting your teeth and gums. They are designed to fit well and be comfortable, durable and easy to clean, and they don’t restrict speech and breathing. Your mouthguard can be checked by one of our dentists at your regular check-ups for wear, tear, and fit.
Mouthguards for Sleep Apnoea
Mouthguards can also help those suffering from a mild form of sleep apnoea. Referred to as a MAD (Mandibular Advancement Device), the device resembles the mouthguard that is used in sports. Covering the upper and lower arches of the teeth, it makes the lower jaw lean forward slightly. This can provide a solution to those with snoring and sleep apnoea problems.
Please see here for more information about sleep apnoea and snoring solutions.
For more information about dental oral appliances like mouthguards, contact McMahons Point Health today on 02 9460 1661.