Mouthguards are coverings worn over teeth, often used to protect teeth from injury during sports, TMJ Disorders and teeth grinding. The Gentle Dentist creates custom-made mouthguards that fit comfortably and suit your needs.

Sports mouthguards

Athletes need to wear sports mouthguards to prevent dental trauma, such as fractured teeth and temporomandibular joint dislocation. Mouthguards are an important piece of protective equipment for individuals who participate in a contact sport. If you play soccer, rugby, cricket, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, or mountain biking, you will need a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums. Our custom-made sports mouthguards provide a superior fit and offer the highest level of protection during contact sports activity.

Mouthguards for grinding and clenching

The temporomandibular acts like a sliding hinge, by connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders, a type of temporomandibular disorder, can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Some people who have jaw pain also grind or clench their teeth, especially when they sleep.

Mouthguards create a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth to prevent your teeth from damaging further during sleep. Dr Wilmari offers Occlusal guards such as Grindstop, which is designed and developed by Dr Ronel Du Plessis. Grindstop effectively treats grinding and various TMJ disorders.

To find out more, please read the article: TMJ Disorders: a pain in the jaw

Anti-snoring mouthguards

The Anti Snoring Device is specially developed for people who snore excessively at night. The appliance is designed to move the lower jawbone and the tongue forward. When the tongue moves forward, it opens the airway space and reduces snoring and sleep apnea. Anti-snoring appliances are most effective in cases where the position of the tongue causes snoring. We custom make the appliance impressions, so it will fit your mouth precisely.