MouthGuards & Splints
Mouth guard is a plastic covering worn over teeth, on the upper or lower, to protect damage. It is made from material called
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), which is strong and tough and can be easily designed for different sizes and shapes of the mouth.
Advantages of the Mouth Guard
Wearing a mouth guards not only protects the teeth, but also provides a cushion for the cheeks, lips, and tongues preventing injury to the jaw, neck or brain. It is an important protective piece of equipment that helps protection from dental injuries resulting from lower jaw jams into the upper jaw. Such as, teeth fracture, tooth loss, bone damage, jaw fracture, cerebral hemorrhage, concussion, and neck injuries.
An effective mouth guard also:
- Feels fit and comfortable
- Durable, easy to clean
- Should not restrict your breath and speech
- Generally covers only upper teeth, the requirement of mouth guard for lower teeth should be evaluated by the dentists.
Who Needs a Mouth Guard?
- Athletes: Sports-related injury to the mouth and jaw are minimized by wearing
a mouth guard.
Who Needs a Mouth Guard or Splint?
- Bruxism Patients: Teeth grinding during sleep may cause serious teeth fracture, broken dental fillings, injury to the gums, or even jaw dysfunction.
Procedure for custom made mouthguards
To suit each patient’s individual need, dentists take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Then the model will be made into your custom mouth guard after being sent to the dental laboratory.
Taking Care of Your Mouth Guard
- Daily cleansing with toothpaste and toothbrush.
- Keep it inside of a protective case if not in use.
- Keep it away from hot water or sunlight
- Replacement if worn out