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Custom Mouthguards

We take pride in crafting custom mouthguards with the utmost precision and quality. Our dental professionals use the latest materials and techniques to ensure a perfect fit, providing our patients with superior protection and comfort during physical activities.

What Are Mouthguards?

Mouthguards are dental devices that are designed to protect teeth and prevent injuries to the mouth and jaw during sports activities or other physical activities that may result in trauma to the face.

They are typically made of a soft, flexible material that fits over the teeth and gums, cushioning them against impact.

Types of Mouthguards

Understanding the difference among mouthguards and choosing the right one for your specific needs is crucial. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve gathered helpful details below.

Custom Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards are designed and created by a dentist, who takes an impression of the patient’s teeth to make a mold. The mold is then used to create a mouthguard that is specifically tailored to fit the patient’s teeth and mouth.

Custom mouthguards offer a higher level of protection and comfort compared to OTC mouthguards as they are made to fit the exact shape of the patient’s mouth. They also provide better retention and are less likely to slip or fall out during use.

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Mouthguards

OTC mouthguards can be purchased from sports stores, pharmacies, or online retailers without a dental prescription. They are available in a range of sizes and styles to fit a variety of mouth sizes and shapes.

OTC mouthguards are typically less expensive than custom-made mouthguards but may not fit as well or provide the same level of protection. They can be bulky, uncomfortable, and may interfere with breathing or speaking during use.

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Custom Mouthguards That Are Perfect for You

At Belmont Dental Surgery, we take precise measurements of your teeth and mouth to create a mold for a personalised mouthguard that fits perfectly. We’ll work closely with you to ensure that the mouthguard meets your specific needs and preferences, taking into account the type of activity you will be participating in and any pre-existing dental conditions. We take pride in our ability to provide mouthguards that are both highly protective and comfortable to wear.

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Frequently asked questions

Custom mouthguards are an important investment for athletes and anyone who wants to protect their teeth during physical activities.

If you’re considering getting a custom mouthguard, check these common questions that we often get from our patients.

Why should I get a custom mouthguard instead of an over-the-counter one?

Custom mouthguards offer a higher level of protection and comfort compared to over-the-counter mouthguards. They are tailored to fit your specific teeth and mouth, providing better retention and less likelihood of slipping or falling out during use.

How is a custom mouthguard made?

The process of making a custom mouthguard begins with a consultation with a dental professional at Belmont Dental Surgery.

We will examine your teeth and mouth and discuss your specific needs and preferences. We will then take a mold of your teeth and mouth using a special dental putty. The mold is sent to our dental lab, where our technician will use it to create a custom mouthguard that is designed to fit your teeth and mouth precisely.

How long does it take to get a custom mouthguard?

The process of making a custom mouthguard typically takes about two weeks, from the initial mold taking to the final fitting.

How often should I replace my custom mouthguard?

Custom mouthguards can last for several years with proper care, but they may need to be replaced if they become worn or damaged, or if your teeth or mouth change shape over time.

Your dental professional can advise you on when it’s time to replace your mouthguard.

Tips for Caring for Your Custom Mouthguard

Caring for your custom mouthguard is essential to ensure that it provides optimal protection and lasts for as long as possible. Proper maintenance and storage can help to prevent damage or bacterial growth, which can compromise the effectiveness of your mouthguard. Here are some tips on how to care for your custom mouthguard.

  • Rinse your mouthguard with water after use.
  • Store your mouthguard in a ventilated container to allow it to dry out between uses.
  • Clean your mouthguard with a toothbrush and toothpaste or a mild soap.
  • Avoid exposing your mouthguard to high temperatures or direct sunlight.
  • Do not chew on your mouthguard or use it as a tool to open bottles or packages.
  • Bring your mouthguard to your regular dental checkups to ensure it is still in good condition.
  • Replace your mouthguard if it becomes worn or damaged, or if your teeth or mouth change shape over time.

What our clients say

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First visit and I was nervous, however I felt very much at ease as Receptionists were calming, and professional. On meeting Damian felt comfortable and he was gentle and caring and Hiliary a competent nurse. Am returning and have no hesitation in recommending the dental practice.

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I have been coming to Belmont Dental Surgery since around 2 years. They helped fix some issues I had at the start and now I'm always happy to come back for me regular check up, since all of the staff are so friendly & helpful.
They helped me heaps with overcoming my fear of dentist, by being so comforting and all around amazing!

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My first time at Belmont Dental and I cannot give this practice enough stars. I am always nervous going to the dentist but all of the staff were caring and professional from the moment I made my appointment. I also had the most painless clean in years thanks to the new airflow machine they used.

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I’ve been seeing Dr Phil at Belmont Dental Surgery for a few years and he has become a great friend. I’m always treated with respect by the staff and the dental experience is always pleasant at the Clinic.

Totes recommend, 10/10!

Google Review

I visited Belmont dental last week a bit nervous about dentist in receptionist I was greeted by a very friendly lady on the way down to my dentist Kevin I had a chat with a very friendly dentist Phil,Kevin put me at ease with his professional approach and attitude I would have no problem recommending Belmont dental to anyone, quality dental service.

Where to find us

Belmont Dental Surgery

171 Belmont Avenue
Belmont WA 6104

Tel: (08) 9277 3837

Public Transport:

There are bus stops (Transperth stop ID 14265 & 14257) directly outside the practice which are serviced by bus numbers 286, 287, 380 and 935.

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