Mouth guards are probably one of the most important pieces of anyone’s sports equipment. They are a low-cost investment for your dental health. A well-fitted mouth guard allows you to breathe, speak and have dental protection from knocks and hits to jaw area.

At GP Dental Partners we can make mouth guards for adults and children who participate in contact sports such as football, basketball, rugby, lacrosse and more.

We custom fit mouth guards that will protect your smile, your teeth, your jaw bones and gums from critical damage. When they are well fitted they can protect the soft tissues of your mouth from impact, by acting as a cushion like a bumper bar of a car.

Mouth guards can help to prevent serious injuries such as a fracture, chipped or cracked teeth, broken jaws, cut lips and tongues.

If you would like to protect yourself or your children then give GP Dental Partners a call today at any of our three locations. We can have a mouth guard made and fitted for you ASAP.

How Do Mouth Guards Work?

Mouth guards work by absorbing and spreading the impact of a hit or knock to the mouth and or jaw. The better fitting mouth guards provide more protection to both these areas.

Custom fitted mouth guards are superior to the over the counter ones because they are designed to fit the exact shape of the mouth. They are also stronger and balance your bite allowing you to speak, and breathe.

If your child or even you have braces or another orthodontic treatment they are even more important to wear. As they protect you from serious harm. You would not want to be hit in the mouth with braces and no mouth guard your lips would be cut instantly. Furthermore, the damage could be done to the braces as well compromising the orthodontic treatment.

The custom made mouth guards if properly maintained, stored and checked can last for several years. If you have a mouth guard and are unsure of its usability you can always bring it in to get checked and if needed we can make you a new one.

Why our mouthguards important

If your you or your child plays a contact sport, the risk of injuring your teeth can be high. In many causes, it depends on the sport, with higher impact sports like football, hockey, boxing, & rugby being the higher risk sports for oral health.

Mouthguards can protect you from serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws, fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and tongues.

Most player will wear a mouthguard if they are playing an obvious contact sport. However, even non-contact sports like cricket, basketball, netball, touch football, skateboarding, bike riding, and soccer, carry a real risk of accidental collision and resulting dental trauma

Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard

If you would like to learn more about how GP Dental Can help you protect your mouth, then please give one of our three clinics a call today.

We look forward to helping you & or your children protect there smiles.

Book Your Next Fitting

If you would like to book in to get a custom fitted mouth guard please give either of our three locations a call.

Hallett Cove Surgery 08 8387 1733

Kensington Park Surgery 08 8331 0058

Warradale Surgery 08 8298 7966

Mouth Guard Frequently Asked Questions

Mouthguards can be made of acrylic (type of plastic), acetate, vinyl, some kind of rubber, a hybrid of more than one material or metal, such as chromium cobalt.

Better guards are often made of a laminate of two materials – hard material on the outside and soft on the inside, to ensure both durability and comfort.

One of the proprietary laminates is Ethel Vinyl Acetate. The quality of the material will make your guard more durable and resistant to chewing pressure.

If your mouthguard is designed to be boiled before being fitted to your mouth, make sure that it can be heated repeatedly without falling apart, otherwise, it will not last long.

Your mouth guard needs to be thoroughly cleaned and dried after use to prevent bacterial growth. As soon as you take it out of your mouth, rinse it with cool water and brush it with your toothbrush and toothpaste.

Once a week soak it for a few hours in a mix of water and a mouth guard cleaner such as Ortho Clean or a denture cleaner such as Efferdent. Cleaners will not only remove any plaque and bacteria but will make your guard smell nice.

Avoid makeshift cleaners such as vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or similar, as their odor will penetrate the plastic and will linger for a long time.

Rinse and dry your guard and keep it in its own ventilated box and make sure it is stored away from any heat source. Heat might make it lose its shape.