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What is a Mouthguard & Splint?

Adult dentistry

A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth to prevent injury to the mouth. A mouthguard is most often used in contact sports or as a treatment for grinding your teeth (bruxism) or TMD. IT can also be used as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching. Depending on the application, your dentist may also refer to these as nightguard, occlusal splint, bite splint or bite plane.

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How will it benefit me?

If you experience severe tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain, it may be from the effects of grinding or clenching your teeth. The good news is your dentist may be able to prescribe a custom-made splint, which offsets the pain caused by bruxing or grinding your teeth.

A nightguard is a proactive step to protect your existing healthy teeth. A clear, thin removable device, your custom-made bite splint is worn over your lower or upper teeth as you sleep.

What if I don't get one?

Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not. The good news is that a simple bite splint can offset the effects of this often-subconscious habit while protecting your teeth from daily wear and tear.

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enVisage dental is a collection of private dental clinics who have a vision to change your perception of dentistry. We take pride in providing 'feel good dentistry' with clear results and our teams are passionate about delivering happiness to our patients, that's because every smile matters to us. All our dental clinics use the latest technology and facilities to treat our patients along with a long standing team of professionals ready to care for you.

We offer all our patients a monthly membership at just £15.95 to ensure all your bi-annual Healthy Mouth Reviews and Hygiene Visits are covered. Members also benefit from 10% to 20% off our treatments, worldwide emergency dental cover + flash sales. Experience the difference today with our new patient consultation for just £89 which includes a complimentary Hygiene appointment for 30 minutes as well as your Healthy Mouth Review with our dentist - offer available for a limited time only.