General dentistry

Mouthguards. For protection against sudden impacts and collision.

Mouthguards provide the ultimate injury protection for your teeth during sporting activities. Custom designed from mould impressions of your teeth, Mouthguards fit snugly to protect your teeth from common sporting injuries, including fractures, dislocations, chipped or broken teeth. Investment in a custom Mouthguard will save you from more expensive dental procedures in the event of serious injury on the field.

About Mouthguards at Drouin Dental.

At Drouin Dental, custom Mouthguards are designed and fitted over the course of two appointments. During your first appointment, we will take an impression mould of your teeth for custom manufacture of your new Mouthguard. At your second appointment, your new Mouthguard will be fitted and tested to ensure fitting and comfort. We also recommend inspection of your guard at your regular dental check-ups.

The Australian Dental Association discourages over the counter mouthguards purchased from pharmacies or sports stores.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the advantages of Custom mouthguards? close

    Custom Mouthguards provide the very best protection for the teeth and jaws in case of impact absorb shock, stabilise the head and neck and limit movement caused by a direct hit to the jaw offer a superior, comfortable fit, reducing the likelihood of removal during play don’t restrict breathing or the ability to talk can be created to match your team colours.

  • How long will it take to make my custom Mouthguard? close

    Once your impression is received, your new Mouthguard will take 1-2 weeks to make.

  • When should I wear my Mouthguard? close

    You should wear a Mouthguard when playing and training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact with the face.

  • Which sports require a Mouthguard? close

    The following list is far from comprehensive but covers the sports for which Mouthguards are most commonly recommended:

    • football (all codes)
    • basketball
    • netball
    • hockey
    • martial arts (all)
    • BMX and Motocross (along with your helmet)
    • cricket (wicket keeping, slips field positions and batting)
    • beach volleyball
    • baseball
    • softball
    • white-water kayaking and rafting
    • some gymnastics.
  • How do I clean my Mouthguard? close

    After use, wash your Mouthguard in cold water. Use your tooth brush to gently scrub it, removing the saliva and any food debris. A cleansing solution should be used once a week to make your Mouthguard nice and fresh.

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