Dentists make mouth guards, or bite splints, to protect your teeth from grinding together especially at night when you are sleeping or unaware of it, known as bruxism. Bruxism can also result in achy jaws, headaches and neck pain overtime, if left unattended.
Mouth guards are used in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, TMD also known as TMJ.
Mouth guard can either be a full arch mouth guard or only anterior smaller mouth guard which is good for people with gagging problems.
Our dentists will advise you the appropriate mouth guard according to your individual needs.
The treatment for bruxism involves constructing a specialized mouthguard, for which dentist will make impressions of your teeth, which will then be fabricated in a specialised dental laboratory that protects your teeth from grinding at night. Custom mouthguards ensure a precise fit and good strength.
Mouthguards are also used to prevent injury in contact sports by covering teeth and gums, known as sports mouthguards. A custom mouthguard based on which sports do you require it for, helps prevent lot of sports related injuries.