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Mouthguards, also known as night guards or sports guards, are custom-made devices designed to protect your teeth and jaw from damage caused by clenching, grinding, or impact during contact sports. Made from a rubber-like material, they fit perfectly over your teeth and gums, offering superior comfort and protection compared to over-the-counter options.

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Dental Mouthguards – London

Mouthguards, also known as night guards or sports guards, are custom-made devices designed to protect your teeth and jaw from damage caused by clenching, grinding, or impact during contact sports. Made from a rubber-like material, they fit perfectly over your teeth and gums, offering superior comfort and protection compared to over-the-counter options.

Types of Mouthguards

Night Mouthguards: These are used to prevent damage from teeth grinding or clenching during sleep, a condition known as bruxism. They also help alleviate symptoms of TMJ disorders and can reduce snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Sports Mouthguards: Essential for preventing injuries during contact sports, these mouthguards cushion blows to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, and jaw. They are suitable for a variety of sports, including football, rugby, hockey, and more.

Sports mouthguards in the City of London

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Night Mouthguards

 

Many patients unknowingly grind or clench their teeth at night causing damage and wear to the teeth. This is also known as Bruxism. Having a custom-fitted mouthguard made will protect the teeth at night from these unconscious habits. They can also help to reduce snoring and relieve obstructive sleep apnea. 

 

Another issue for why you might need a nightguard is TMJ – temporomandibular joint disorder. A mouthguard may help you with morning headaches, TMJ jaw pain relief, and to prevent damage to your teeth, jaw, crowns, and other dental restorations.

Mouthguards to protect your teeth from German Dental Clinic in the City of London

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Sports Mouthguards

 

Wearing mouthguards is essential in preventing any injuries during contact sports. Mouthguards help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.

 

Such impacts may occur in many sports including baseball, boxing, mixed martial arts, rugby, wrestling, football, lacrosse, basketball, figure skating, ice hockey, underwater hockey, field hockey, water polo, skiing and snowboarding. Mouthguards may also prevent or reduce harm levels of concussion in the event of an injury to the jaw.

Benefits of custom mouthguards

Custom-made mouthguards offer several significant benefits compared to boil-and-bite options:

  1. Superior Fit and Comfort: Custom mouthguards are tailored to the exact contours of your teeth and gums, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit. This precision reduces the likelihood of the mouthguard shifting or falling out during use.
  2. Enhanced Protection: Due to their precise fit, custom-made mouthguards provide better protection against dental injuries. They are designed to evenly distribute the force of impacts, minimizing the risk of broken teeth, jaw injuries, and damage to soft tissues like the lips and tongue.
  3. Durability: Custom mouthguards are made from high-quality, durable materials that withstand the wear and tear of regular use. This makes them a long-lasting investment in your dental health, unlike boil-and-bite mouthguards that may need frequent replacement.
  4. Customization: Custom mouthguards can be designed for specific needs, such as night guards for bruxism or sports guards for athletic activities. They can also be adjusted to accommodate dental appliances like braces, ensuring comprehensive protection.
  5. Breathability and Speech: Because custom mouthguards are designed to fit perfectly, they allow for easier breathing and clearer speech. This is especially important for athletes who need to communicate effectively during games or practices.
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Comparison to Boil-and-Bite Mouthguards

Fit and Comfort: Boil-and-bite mouthguards are softened in hot water and then moulded to the teeth by biting down. While they offer a better fit than generic mouthguards, they cannot match the precision and comfort of custom-made versions. Boil-and-bite mouthguards can be bulky and uncomfortable, leading to less consistent use.

Protection: Due to their less precise fit, boil-and-bite mouthguards offer inferior protection compared to custom-made mouthguards. They may not distribute the force of impacts as effectively, increasing the risk of dental injuries.

Durability: Boil-and-bite mouthguards are generally made from less durable materials and can wear out quickly, especially with regular use. Custom-made mouthguards, on the other hand, are crafted from high-quality materials designed to last longer.

Customization: While boil-and-bite mouthguards can be somewhat customized through the moulding process, they cannot be tailored to the same extent as custom-made mouthguards. Custom mouthguards can be specifically designed to address individual dental needs, providing superior protection and comfort.

In summary, while boil-and-bite mouthguards are a more affordable option, they fall short in terms of fit, comfort, protection, and durability compared to custom-made mouthguards. Investing in a custom-made mouthguard from German Dental Clinic ensures optimal dental protection and a comfortable fit tailored to your specific needs.

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How much do mouthguards cost?

The cost of mouthguards at German Dental Clinic is £300, reflecting the quality and customization involved in creating a device that fits perfectly and offers optimal protection. This price includes the initial consultation, the custom fitting process, and the durable, high-quality materials used to craft the mouthguard. Investing in a custom-made mouthguard ensures superior comfort, enhanced protection, and greater longevity compared to over-the-counter options.

  • Night Mouthguard

    £300
  • Sports Mouthguard

    £300

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I care for my mouthguard?

It is important to look after your mouthguard to ensure its longevity and continued effectiveness. It should be rinsed with cold water or mouth rinse before and after each use. It is also recommended to clean with a toothbrush. We provide a container to store a mouthguard and allow you to transport it easily with you. There are perforations in the container that allow air circulation and also helps to prevent damage. It is important to check the fit of your mouthguard with the dentist every so often to provide the most protection possible

What types of mouthguards are available?

We offer two main types of custom-made mouthguards: night mouthguards and sports mouthguards. Night mouthguards are designed to prevent damage from teeth grinding during sleep and can help with TMJ disorders. Sports mouthguards protect your teeth and mouth from injuries during contact sports. Both types are tailored to your specific needs for optimal protection and comfort.

How are custom-made mouthguards different from store-bought ones?

Custom-made mouthguards provide a superior fit and comfort because they are tailored to the exact contours of your teeth and gums. Unlike boil-and-bite mouthguards, which can be bulky and uncomfortable, custom mouthguards offer precise protection and are less likely to shift or fall out during use. They are also made from high-quality materials that offer better durability and longevity.

How much do custom-made mouthguards cost?

At German Dental Clinic, custom-made mouthguards cost £300. This includes the initial consultation, custom fitting, and the high-quality materials used to create the mouthguard. While more expensive than over-the-counter options, the benefits of a precise fit, enhanced protection, and long-term durability make them a worthwhile investment.

How long do custom-made mouthguards last?

With proper care, custom-made mouthguards can last several years. The longevity of your mouthguard depends on factors such as how often it is used and how well it is maintained. Regular dental check-ups will help ensure that your mouthguard continues to fit properly and remains effective in protecting your teeth and jaw.

How do I get a custom-made mouthguard?

To get a custom-made mouthguard, schedule an appointment at German Dental Clinic. During your consultation, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create a mouthguard that fits perfectly and meets your specific needs. This process ensures a comfortable and effective fit, providing you with the best possible protection for your teeth and jaw.

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