A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits exactly over your teeth and gums, cushioning them and protecting them from damage.
It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play any sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. These sports include: cricket, hockey and football, which can cause broken and damaged teeth, and also rugby and boxing, which can cause broken or dislocated jaws. A mouthguard will help protect against these events.
Nightguards / Bite Splints
This robust device is manufactured for those suffering from Bruxism (grinding). It protects the enamel surface of the teeth by acting as a shock absorber to counteract biting forces. It is mainly worn at night but occasionally during the day and is made of a very thin, strong plastic.
If you want to be professionally fitted for a mouthguard or nightguard/bite splint please contact our Dublin dental practice today for an appointment at 01 668 3242.