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What are Mouth Guards?

Additionally referred to as gumshields, a Mouth Guard is a flexible ‘device’ which is worn in sport and recreational events to protect teeth from distress. Dentists unanimously agree in the use of mouthguards in a selection of sporting activities.

Why should I wear a Mouth Guard?

Mouth Guard could protect against significant traumas such as jaw cracks, broken teeth, and neck injuries by helping to prevent situations where the lower jaw gets slammed against the upper jaw. Mouth Guards work by moving soft tissue in the mouth away from the teeth, preventing laceration and wounding of the lips and cheeks, particularly for those wearing orthodontic devices.

In which Sports should I use a Mouth Guard?

In any sporting activity where there is a higher chance of contact with various other players or tough surfaces, we would certainly suggest that a Mouth Guard is used.

Players that take part in martial arts, soccer, rugby, or similar recreational sports such as skateboarding, should in fact use Mouth Guards while competing.

No other item of protective equipment is more effective in reducing injury to football players than a mouth guard.

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The Benefits of Mouth Guards

At Spire Dental, we are dedicated to making the highest quality mouth guards to ensure you receive the best possible protection for your active lifestyle. We provide comfort and durability at a cost-effective price for each individual patient.

Enhanced Communication

Allow you to breathe freely and communicate effectively.

Concentrate and Play with Ease

Are comfortable, enabling you to concentrate and play confidently.

Cadmium-Free Mouth Guards

All mouth guards are available in many colours. All safe, containing no cadmium or heavy metals.

Included Case and Personalisation

Each mouth guard comes with protective case and has name and number inside mouth guard.

Recommended for Band Wearers

Recommended for children wearing orthodontic bands.

Among the Best Mouth Guards

Are one of the best protective mouthguards available.

What are the different kinds of Mouth Guards?

Mouth Formed Mouth Guards

Porcelain veneers are the gold standard when it comes to transforming your smile. These thin shells are meticulously crafted from high-quality ceramic, renowned for their exceptional strength, durability, and resistance to staining. One of the key benefits of porcelain veneers is their ability to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, thanks to their custom-made design. This ensures that your smile looks not only flawless but also incredibly natural.

Boil and Mouth Guards

On the flip side, we have composite resin veneers, which offer a more budget-friendly option for smile enhancement. These veneers are composed of a tooth-coloured resin material, making them a versatile choice for cosmetic improvements. However, it’s worth noting that composite resin veneers may not boast the same longevity as their porcelain counterparts. They may require more frequent replacement over time.

What’s the difference?

custom sports guard is made from a dental impression of your teeth that will fit every contour of your unique dental anatomy. It will not fall out.

The stock sports guard types are standard one-size-fits-all all that are mass-produced in a factory somewhere and lack the ability to conform to your teeth.

The boil & bite sports guard is a step up from the stock ones because you are able to boil the plastic in water & somewhat conform it to your teeth however the fit will not be as good as a custom guard. There is a good chance your boil & bite sports guard will slide around while you are playing sport.

  1. This presents a couple of problems. First, recent studies have indicated that if a plastic appliance is not snapped in & truly fitted to your teeth, you may have the desire to chew on the plastic when it’s in place.
  2. Another problem is comfort. Often people who have tried the boil & bite sports guards complain that they are uncomfortable because they are still “bulky” and just plain “uncomfortable”. Lastly, the quality of the material in both the stock & boil & bite guard is well………cheap. If you put much force on this cheap plastic, you’re going to grind through it pretty quickly.

The price of these boil & bite guards ranges from about £10.

For just £70 you can get a professional custom fit sports guard from us the material we use is FDA-approved, top-of-the-line, dentist-grade dental material and offer you many benefits:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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A customised mouth guard, often referred to as a gumshield, is a flexible dental device crafted to fit an individual's unique dental anatomy. Recommended for sports and recreational events, it offers tailored protection against traumas like jaw cracks and broken teeth. Customisation ensures an optimal fit, providing superior comfort and protection compared to one-size-fits-all alternatives.
Wearing a customised mouth guard creates a protective barrier, mitigating the impact forces that can lead to traumas like jaw cracks and broken teeth during sports. The guard's precise fit, molded to an individual's dental anatomy, disperses and absorbs impact energy, preventing direct hits to vulnerable areas and significantly reducing the risk of traumatic injuries.
Customised mouth guards are versatile and suitable for a wide range of sporting and recreational activities. Whether engaged in martial arts, soccer, rugby, or even activities like skateboarding, where contact with players or hard surfaces is likely, wearing a customised mouth guard is strongly recommended for optimal protection and injury prevention.
Mouth-formed mouth guards include two types: shell-liner, made with an acrylic material forming a lining, and boil-and-bite, a thermoplastic version. The former molds to teeth upon placement, while the latter involves heating in water and forming around teeth using finger, tongue, and biting pressure. While both types aim to offer custom-like fits, the shell-liner's unique approach distinguishes it from the more common boil-and-bite method.
Achieving an ideal fit and comfort with boil-and-bite mouth guards can be challenging due to the variability in the molding process. The guard is heated in hot water and then manually shaped in the mouth, relying on user technique and pressure. Many users find it difficult to achieve the precision required for optimal comfort and retention, making customised alternatives more preferable for those seeking a superior fit.
Customised mouth guards at Spire Dental stand out due to their meticulous creation process. Taking impressions of the patient's teeth, these impressions are sent to skilled technicians who craft the guard specifically for the individual. This customisation ensures the best security, fit, and comfort as the mouth guard is uniquely molded to the patient's dental anatomy, providing superior protection compared to generic alternatives.
Obtaining a customised mouth guard at Spire Dental involves a straightforward yet precise process. Patients undergo an impression-taking session where molds of their teeth are created. These impressions are then sent to the dental lab, where skilled technicians use them to craft a customised mouth guard tailored to the patient's unique dental structure, ensuring optimal fit and effectiveness.
Customised mouth guards excel in security, fit, and comfort due to their personalised creation. Crafted from dental impressions, they snugly fit every contour of an individual's dental anatomy, providing an unmatched level of comfort. This precise fit contributes to superior security, ensuring the guard remains in place during sports activities, offering optimal protection against potential injuries.
To maintain a customised mouth guard's effectiveness and hygiene, it's recommended to clean it with soap and cool (not boiling or warm) water regularly. Additionally, before storage, soaking the mouth guard in mouthwash is advised. Proper ventilation during storage, facilitated by the provided plastic storage boxes with holes, helps in keeping the mouth guard dry, while precautions against heat exposure, such as avoiding direct sunlight or warm places, contribute to its longevity.
Yes, customised mouth guards are suitable for children, and their use is encouraged, especially for those engaged in sports or recreational activities. The custom fit ensures comfort and proper protection. For children wearing orthodontic bands, customised mouth guards are recommended for enhanced safety and adaptability to their unique dental needs.
The lifespan of a customised mouth guard varies, but generally, it's advisable to replace it every 1-2 years or sooner if signs of wear, tear, or damage are evident. Regular dental check-ups can help assess the mouth guard's condition, and prompt replacement ensures continued effectiveness and protection.
Yes, customised mouth guards are suitable for individuals with orthodontic devices, offering tailored protection. The custom fit accommodates the unique dental structures associated with braces or other orthodontic appliances, ensuring comfort and effectiveness during sports or other activities.
Heat can negatively impact customised mouth guards, leading to deformation or loss of effectiveness. It is crucial to avoid leaving the mouth guard in direct sunlight, warm places like cars, or beside radiators. These precautions help preserve the integrity of the material and maintain the guard's optimal fit and protective capabilities.
Customised mouth guards surpass stock sports guard types in fit and comfort. While stock guards are standard one-size-fits-all options mass-produced in factories, customised guards are tailored to an individual's dental anatomy. The precise fit of customised guards ensures they do not fall out, providing superior comfort and retention compared to generic alternatives.
Cheap materials in stock and boil & bite sports guards pose several problems. These materials are often less durable, making them prone to wear and tear. The risk of grinding through the material is higher with cheap guards, compromising their protective capabilities. Additionally, these materials may lack the necessary quality for prolonged use, emphasising the importance of investing in higher-grade, customised alternatives for optimal performance.
Spire Dental provides a wide range of custom-made mouth guards suitable for various sports, including but not limited to boxing, rugby, football, athletics, and hockey. The diverse options cater to the specific needs of athletes engaged in different activities, ensuring that individuals can find the ideal customised mouth guard for their chosen sport at Spire Dental.