Dental Mouthguards Gold Coast

If you’re playing a contact sport, you’ll need a mouthguard to protect your mouth during play. Dental mouthguards work to protect your teeth, lips, cheeks, and even your neck and brain from unexpected injuries. A correctly-fitted dental mouthguard can work to prevent concussion in the instance of a head injury too. Your teeth are an important asset, use a dental mouthguard to protect them against: • Chipping • Jaw fractures or injuries • Dental trauma which can lead to gum and lip damage • Long term dental problems

Teeth Grinding

If you’re looking at dental mouthguards to prevent damage from grinding your teeth, you’re after an occlusal splint. These are very similar to mouthguards.

What are dental mouthguards for?

Dental mouthguards work to prevent injuries while you’re playing sport, or completing a different activity that poses a risk to your mouth, face, or jaw. Dental mouthguards offer better safety and security for your mouth and teeth than regular, over the counter mouth guards. These are professionally moulded to your mouth and sit tightly and comfortably over your teeth and gums.

What is an occlusal splint? What is it for?

An occlusal splint is similar to a dental mouthguard, however these are designed to protect your teeth from clenching or grinding while you sleep. It’s a slim, hard acrylic guard fitted to your upper jaw that covers the biting surfaces of your upper teeth.

Grinding or clenching your teeth can lead to worn, cracked, or damaged teeth that require restoration. It can also cause you to wake up with a sore neck, jaw, or with a headache. An occlusal splint can be worth the initial spend to protect your teeth against more costly, restorative dental procedures.

How much do dental mouthguards cost?

These will vary in price and whether or not you’re entitled to a rebate from your health fund.

How long will dental mouthguards last?

Depending on the frequency of use and care taken, a dental mouthguard can last anywhere from six months to five years.

Meet Your Local Arundel Dentist

Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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