Mouthguards & Splints
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1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029
At Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, our goal is to make sure that you have strong, healthy teeth protected even during all types of fun! Utilise our custom-made mouthguards and splints for protection, including during sleep.
Teeth grinding (also called bruxism) is the clenching your upper teeth and lower back teeth tightly together, especially at night, which results in enamel and teeth breakage.
The constant pressure on the tissues, muscles, and other structures of the jaw causes jaw pain, headache, and more.
Most sufferers are not aware that they have bruxism. The teeth, however, show the effects caused by bruxism.
- Flattened teeth
- Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Loosened teeth
- Sensitivity to hot and/or cold foods and beverages
Some sufferers also have a headache, jaw pain, or earache when they wake up.
To help lessen the stress in your jaw, your dentist at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants will recommend jaw exercises. However, for added protection, we also recommend wearing an occlusal splint while sleeping, to prevent grinding.
The splint prevents teeth from grinding by keeping your upper and lower teeth from making contact while you sleep.
Mouthguards: Protective gears worn at play
A mouthguard protects your mouth from dangerous impact. If you need a close-fitting, custom-made mouthguard, it will have to be made either by your Hoppers Crossing dentist or produced at a laboratory after the dentist takes an impression of your mouth.
Mouthguards are built to safeguard your teeth from sharp blows during exercise and contact sports. They are widely used by boxers, though some other professional, recreational, and competitive athletes also wear mouthguards.
Splints: For patients with bruxism
A splint is used for many purposes in dentistry. Among these, the most common is stress management. When you are stressed, you tend to unknowingly release it on your teeth by clenching your cheek muscles and grinding your teeth.
This places your jaw structures under heavy pressure, resulting in damaged teeth and jaw joints. To reverse the effects, the dentist places a splint between your upper and lower teeth to prevent grinding.
Protective Mouthguards and Splints at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants
Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants provides preventive dental care services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring, including mouthguards and splints.
Hoppers Crossing dentist also serves the local communities in Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing, Wyndham Vale, Laverton, Laverton North, Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Point Cook, Seabrook, Sanctuary Lakes, and Alamanda.
We are located at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to wear a mouthguard?
Why do I need to wear splints?
Chipped, worn out, fractured, or lost teeth. Patients who suffer from bruxism often find activities like chewing painful; the splints absorb the pressure of your teeth, which makes eating easier.
Jaw pain, headaches, tenderness, muscle tightness and TMD that can have debilitating effects on your day-to-day life. Wearing splints is an incredibly effective way of addressing and preventing this pain and helping you to enjoy life more.
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