From the Dentist’s Mouth

(February – March 2017 Edition)

Our technician, Johan has been very busy getting our lab up and running.  He’s been making mouthguards, teeth whitening trays, occlusal splints, along with denture additions & repairs.  Being able to provide these products in-house means we can keep our prices down for our valued patients!

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Something to Chew Over…

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Professional mouthguards are highly superior to over the counter mouthguards…

as they provide better fit, comfort and performance whilst protecting against laceration and fractured teeth & jaws. Mouthguards can last years if looked after correctly.  If the mouthguard is not in your mouth while playing sport, it should be in its case.  Place your name and phone number on the outside of the box in case you lose it!  During the off season, place your mouthguard onto the model.

They now come in a large variety of colours & designs.  The choices are endless, from your favourite footie team colours (BRONCOS colours available), bright fluoros, NEW 3D designs, half & half colours and even sparkling/glittery mouthguards.


Mouthguards are designed to absorb and distribute the forces of impact while enjoying your sporting activities.  Professional mouthguards are a better fit, more comfortable, and better protect your teeth, cheeks, tongue, jaw and jaw joint (TMJ or temporo-mandibular joint).



TMJ or joint trauma is reduced as well as potential jaw fractures and displacement or dislocation of the jaw by the cushioning effect of the professionally made mouthguard.

Impressions are taken of your teeth and your mouthguard is made under high heat and vacuum for the ultimate fit.

The soft tissues of your cheeks, lips and tongue are protected against laceration by the correct covering over the sharp surfaces of the teeth.  Your teeth are also protected from being smashed and slammed together, which may result in teeth being broken or even worse, your teeth may fall out—root and all! A mouthguard can protect your jaws from potential fractures and displacement by the cushioning effect of the occlusal surface of the mouthguard.

If your tooth does fall out on the ground, wash the dirt off with milk or your own saliva and place in milk (not water as this will kill the root ligament fibres).  You may be able to place the tooth root back into the socket (or where it came from) but please see your dentist as soon as possible, so that they can splint the permanent tooth back into place with tooth bonding.

The impressions only take a few minutes but can save your teeth for your lifetime.


A bit of dental humour…


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