About Mouth Guards

Between 2002 and 2004, over 2000 dental injuries were treated in hospitals in Victoria. Dental injuries can be painful and can disfigure your teeth permanently. Mouthguards offer a simple preventative solution and can be worn during sport or other risky or physical activity.

What are mouth guards?

Mouth guards are protective devices for the mouth, covering the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce the chance of injury.

Who should consider mouth guards?

The dental professionals at Advanced Dental Group recommend that anyone engaging in any recreatioanl activity or contact sport that could possibly cause injuries to the mouth, should wear a mouth guard – this applies to both children and adults.

Mouth guards can also be worn at night to prevent grinding during sleep.

How does it work?

Our dental professionals at Advanced Dental Group recommend that anyone engaging in any recreational activity or sport that could possibly cause injuries to the mouth, should wear a mouth guard – this applies to both children and adults.

Mouth guards can also be worn at night to prevent grinding during sleep.

How does it work?

Our dental professionals will make a mould of your mouth with a special material. This will then be sent to a lab to be constructed into a solid mouth guard which is specific to your mouth shape and the structure of your teeth.

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How long will it take?

The mould for a mouth guard can be taken in one session, however it usually takes around a week for the mouth guard to be produced.

We recommend (if possible) to avoid physical activity such as contact sports which could result in oral injuries until your mouth guard has been made.

How long will it take?

How long will my mouth guard last?

This depends mostly on your age. Children and teenagers tend to find that their teeth are changing and moving, and therefore would require a new mouth guard when their teeth move. Those who have braces will also require a new mouth guard during different stages of their treatment as the teeth will constantly be moving over the course of their plan.

In contrast, adults may not need their mouth guard replacing as frequently.

However, like any piece of sports equipment, mouth guards suffer from wear and tear and therefore may need to be replaced after a certain period of time. We recommend that you bring your mouth guard with you to your check ups so your dentist can check the quality and condition of your mouth guard.

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