Mouthguards are an important dental appliance for injury and damage prevention. Gosford Family Dentist provides two types: sports mouthguards and night guards to manage bruxism (teeth grinding).

Sports mouthguards

All sports, especially contact sports, pose a risk to teeth. Any unexpected impact to the mouth can cause damage to the teeth and gums, which may require significant — and often costly — dental treatment.

Sports mouthguards are a cost-effective preventative measure when you participate in sports. And are particularly important for children whose teeth are still developing.

At Gosford Family Dentist, we recommend the use of custom-fit mouthguards to better protect against damage to your teeth and jaw. Our mouthguards are custom-made to ensure a proper fit and are available in a variety of colours.

Night guards for teeth grinding

Bruxism is the habit of clenching, grinding, or gritting your teeth while you sleep. It can be a difficult habit to break because you are asleep and usually unaware until you experience symptoms.

Symptoms of bruxism include headaches, neck pain, fractures, and heavy wear and tear on your teeth. Effective management of the habit can include wearing a custom mouthguard called an occlusal splint. Occlusal splints are sometimes referred to as ‘night guards’ because you wear them overnight while you are sleeping.

If you are in the habit of clenching, grinding, or gritting your teeth while you sleep, a custom mouthguard from Gosford Family Dentist can help guard your teeth against further damage, and reduce the likelihood of experiencing the pain and discomfort associated with the habit.

We create guards that are moulded to suit your teeth and mouth for maximum comfort so that you can sleep more easily.