A mouth guard is a rubber-like covering that fits over the teeth, to help protect the teeth and gums either while sleeping to protect against grinding or for wear during sports such as rugby, boxing, football, horse riding.
Steps to having a custom made guard:
- At your first appointment the dentist will have a chat with you and see what type of guard is required, whether it be a night guard for grinding or a mouth guard for sports etc. Impressions of your teeth will be taken. These impressions will be sent to the lab for the making of the guard.
- Your second appointment will be 1 week later, for the fit of the guard and the dentist can check the mouth guard fits to his standards and that you are happy with it.
A night guard is to protect your teeth from clenching and grinding. It is worn during during periods of sleep. The materials used is not thick but it is strong enough to serve its function. Nightguards cost £233.70 (correct as of Feb 2017) and can be made hard or soft.
A sports guard is often worn by people who participate in some type of sport such as rugby, boxing, horse riding. A custom made mouth guard helps protect being damaged from a physical blow to the face. This type of guard is usually made with a thicker material and is made to extend the entire jaw, and even the gums so all the mouth can be protected.
We offer a range of guards ranging in price from £120.00 – £160.00
How to clean my mouth guard?
When you are not using your mouth guard wash it with clean, luke warm water and dry thoroughly. Store them in the container they were given to you in and keep them in a col, dry place.