Don’t settle for generic solutions – trust Moorooka Dental Care to provide you with a custom mouthguard that fits like a glove and keeps your smile safe.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism refers to the involuntary act of grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth, often occurring during sleep but can also happen while awake. It’s a common condition that can be caused by various factors, such as stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, or certain medications.
Bruxism can lead to dental problems like worn-down teeth, chipped enamel, jaw pain, headaches, and disrupted sleep for both the person experiencing it and their partner.
Types of Mouthguards
Depending on your specific needs and preferences, there are several types of mouthguards available, each offering a different level of fit, comfort, and protection.
Stock mouthguards are readily available at most drugstores and sports shops. They come pre-formed and ready to wear, eliminating the need for any customisation.
While they are the most affordable option, they often lack a precise fit, which can affect comfort and effectiveness.
Stock mouthguards may not provide the same level of protection as other options, especially if you have unique dental characteristics.
Boil and bite mouthguards are a step up from stock guards in terms of customisation. These guards are made from thermoplastic material that softens when boiled. After boiling, you bite into the softened material to mold it to the shape of your teeth and gums. This process provides a better fit than stock guards, improving both comfort and protection.
Boil and bite mouthguards are available at most sports stores and offer a cost-effective compromise between customisation and affordability.
Custom mouthguards are the gold standard for protection and comfort. These mouthguards are designed and created specifically for your mouth by a dental professional. The dentist takes impressions of your teeth to craft a mouthguard that fits your unique dental anatomy perfectly.
Custom mouthguards offer superior comfort, minimal interference with breathing and speaking, and the highest level of protection against teeth grinding or sports-related injuries. While they are the most expensive option, custom mouthguards provide a tailored solution that can significantly enhance your dental health and overall well-being.
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The Best Custom Mouthguards by Moorooka Dental Care
Our experienced team understands that every individual is unique, and that’s why we tailor our mouthguards to your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to safeguard your teeth during sports or seeking relief from teeth grinding, our custom mouthguards are designed to fit seamlessly and provide optimal protection.
What to Expect When Getting a Custom Mouthguard
Getting a custom mouthguard involves a straightforward process that ensures a comfortable fit and effective protection for your teeth and jaw. Here’s what you can expect:
Your first step is to schedule a consultation with a dentist. During this appointment, you’ll discuss your specific needs, whether it’s for teeth grinding, sports, or other reasons that require mouthguard protection.
If a custom mouthguard is recommended, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth. This process is painless and involves using a putty-like material to create a mold of your teeth. It usually takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
You and your dentist will discuss the type of mouthguard that best suits your needs. The dentist will explain the options, including materials and thickness, and help you make an informed decision.
The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where technicians use them to create your custom mouthguard. This step can take some time, usually ranging from a few days to a couple of weeks.
Once your custom mouthguard is ready, you’ll have a fitting appointment with your dentist. They’ll ensure that the mouthguard fits perfectly and comfortably in your mouth. Any necessary adjustments will be made at this time.
Your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions on how to properly wear, clean, and care for your mouthguard. Following these instructions is essential for maintaining its effectiveness and longevity.
Depending on the type of mouthguard and your individual needs, your dentist might schedule follow-up appointments to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.
What our patients say
“I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.
I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.”
“I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.
Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.”
“The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit 🙂”
“I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.”
“Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.”
“This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.”
“Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks”
“Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!”
Moorooka Dental Care
Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105
From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.
Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.