Dental Mouth Guards

We create custom dental mouth guards on the Central Coast. Perfect for high impact sports.

Sport is a valuable part of a healthy childhood — however, many contact and non-contact sports put your kids at risk of dental injury. Sport-related impacts may chip, break or even knock teeth out – all of which can be costly to fix.

At Advance Family Dental, we believe prevention is the best medicine. A custom-made kids’ sports mouth guard is the best way to protect your child’s teeth and jaw. 

Mouth guards aren’t just useful for stopping sports-related tooth damage — they can also prevent teeth grinding in children. Chronic teeth grinding can lead to jaw pain, headaches, chipped teeth, and can wear down tooth enamel over time. Our custom-made mouth guards will protect your child’s teeth and keep their smile looking healthy. 

Contact our office today — we’ll design a custom kid’s mouth guard in Lake Haven.

Why is a custom mouth guard required?

We always recommend avoiding any mouth guards that haven’t been custom-fitted to your children’s teeth. Premade or non-professionally made mouth guards can worsen the risk of injury in sports.

Properly made mouth guards need to be carefully designed by experts to reduce the risk of injury. Our mouth guards provide more effective protection, are comfortable to wear, and can be easily fitted.

Visit Advance Family Dental and we’ll fit your custom kid’s mouth guard in Lake Haven.

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How is a custom mouth guard made?

We’ll take a detailed impression of your child’s teeth and jaw to manufacture a custom mouth guard right here at our Central Coast practice.

We use premium German polymer materials which have been selected for their superior shock-absorption. 

You can also choose from a selection of colours and custom inscriptions. Plus, we offer a wide range of designs to cater for specific protection requirements for different sports.

How do I care for my custom mouth guard?

It’s important to thoroughly clean your mouth guard after each use to prevent the spread of bacteria. Always store your mouth guard in the provided container away from direct heat.

Mouth guards need to be updated and replaced as your child’s jaw grows and their teeth develop, so it’s important to schedule regular checkups with our dentists. 

Advance Family Dental can assess your custom-made kids’ mouth guard in Lake Haven — get in touch today!

Are mouth guards required for every sport?

Every sport has different rules for wearing mouth guards. As a general guideline, we recommend wearing mouth guards during any physical activities where contact or collision is likely to occur – this applies to children and adults. 

Common children’s sports like soccer, basketball and gymnastics should always be played with a mouth guard. We also recommend wearing mouth guards during non-contact sports such as cricket, tennis and netball where accidental collisions can occur, as these sports often result in painful and costly dental injuries. 

For more information about mouth guards for sports, book an appointment with our friendly Lake Haven dentists today.

Do mouth guards help reduce teeth grinding?

Yes. If your child grinds their teeth in their sleep, we can design a custom mouth guard to prevent tooth damage at night. 

Teeth grinding in children is often caused by psychological factors like stress, hyperactivity and anxiety. As such, we recommend making simple lifestyle changes that can put a stop to your child’s teeth grinding, without the need for a mouth guard. These include:

  • Making sure your child drinks enough water during the day. 
  • Reducing screen time in the evenings and before bedtime. 
  • Introducing relaxing activities before bedtime such as reading or children’s yoga.

If these solutions are ineffective, our dentists may recommend a kid’s mouth guard for teeth grinding. Depending on their age, teeth grinding may come and go during stressful periods, in which case a mouth guard is not required. Your child may also outgrow this habit on their own. 

If you’re concerned about your child’s teeth grinding, book an appointment with our friendly team of dentists. 

Reduce tooth damage with a kid’s mouth guard for teeth grinding. Book an appointment with our dentists on (02) 4392 9911.