Custom Mouthguards at Smile Place Dentistry

Stay active and safeguard your smile comfortably with custom mouthguards.

Are you tired of uncomfortable mouthguards that offer minimal protection and don’t fit well? Custom mouthguards are known to provide maximum comfort and protection.

At Smile Place Dental, we specialise in custom-making mouthguards that fit your unique dental structure. No more discomfort, distractions, or fear of dental injury holding you back.

Contact us for your custom mouthguard and protect your smile today.

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Who Should Use a Custom Mouthguard? 

Custom mouthguards are for anyone who participates in athletic activities – not just professionals. We recommend using a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth, lips, tongue, and jaw when taking part in high-contact or high-impact sports. 

Custom mouthguards are highly recommended by the Australian Dental Association for both children (age 6+) and adults who participate in the following sports: 

  • Boxing
  • AFL
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling


How Do Custom Mouthguards Work? 

Custom mouthguards are the safest and most effective choice for sports. They are produced at a dental clinic and made from professional dental-grade, BPA-free materials. 

Your dentist creates a mould of your teeth and uses it to make a personalised mouthguard that fits your mouth and teeth perfectly. Because of this, you can rely on a custom mouthguard to stay in place throughout your activity and you’ll feel extremely comfortable wearing it. 

Put it on as part of your protective sporting gear before the activity begins, then remove it after you’re done and clean it with soap and water. It’s that simple!


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Forrest Hill Dental

249 Canterbury Road
Forest Hill 3131
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Glen Iris Dental

38 High Street
Glen Iris 3146
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Tecoma Dental

1586 Burwood Highway
Tecoma 3160
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The Benefits of a Custom Mouthguard

Prevents dental injuries 

A custom mouthguard offers reliable protection for dental injuries that may occur during high-impact sports such as chipped teeth or full tooth knockouts. Whether it’s an accidental elbow jab in basketball or an unexpected full body collision in soccer, sports mouthguards act as a shield, keeping that winning smile intact!  

Protects head, mouth, jawbone, and braces

Beyond just safeguarding teeth, sports mouthguards also provide essential protection for the mouth, head, and jawbone. It absorbs the force of impact during sports activities, which help reduce concussions and prevent jaw fractures, or cuts to the lips, tongue, and gums. It protects braces as well, preventing any damage that may be caused from a forceful impact. 

Saves you money 

The initial investment to make a custom mouthguard may feel more costly than other types of  mouthguards, but they save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Why? Because wearing a reliable custom mouthguard that protects you from dental injuries means no need for unnecessary dental procedures. 

Enhances sports performance

Besides offering protection, wearing a custom-made sports mouthguard can enhance your performance in your sport. By providing a comfortable fit that allows easy breathing and speaking, you can focus entirely on the activity without any distractions. 

Suitable for all ages

Because of the way custom mouthguards are made, they can be moulded to any size or shape needed. This is especially beneficial for children because as they grow, their mouth and teeth structure changes accordingly. Wearing a custom mouthguard that is fitted perfectly, will support the structural development of their teeth during these crucial years. 

Why Choose Smile Place?

Choosing a dental provider is a significant decision for your health, comfort, and smile aesthetics. At Smile Place Dental, we have solid reasons to be your top choice:

1. Experience and Expertise 

Our team of skilled dentists and hygienists have decades of combined experience across all facets of dentistry. Our practitioners are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest research and technology, ensuring you receive cutting-edge solutions and treatments that uphold the highest standards of dental care.

2. Comprehensive Dental Care 

At Smile Place Dental, we offer a broad range of dental services, from custom-making mouthguards and providing other preventive care to routine checkups and advanced procedures like dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. This holistic approach means you can trust us to cater to all your dental needs under one roof.

3. Patient-Centred Approach 

We understand that every patient is unique, and so are their dental needs. That’s why we create personalised treatment plans that respect your preferences and lifestyle while aiming for optimal oral health and a radiant smile.

4. State-of-the-Art Technology

We invest in advanced dental technology to provide safe, efficient, and comfortable treatment experiences. Whether it’s digital x-rays for lower radiation exposure or intraoral scanners for precise impressions, we leverage the best in dental technology for superior results.

5. Comfortable and Relaxing Environment 

Dental anxiety is real, and we take it seriously. Our clinic is designed to evoke a serene and calming ambiance, helping you relax throughout your visit. Our caring staff are trained to provide gentle care, taking the time to explain procedures and answer any questions you might have.

6. Affordability and Transparency

We are committed to delivering quality dental care that’s financially accessible. We offer various payment options, accept most insurance plans, and provide transparent cost estimates before beginning any treatment.

At Smile Place Dental, we make it our mission to ensure that every visit enhances not just your oral health, but also your overall well-being. With us, you will feel heard, cared for, and confident that you’re getting the best dental care. Choose Smile Place Dental – where your smile is our passion.


  • Custom Mouthguards

What is a custom mouthguard?

A custom mouthguard is a personalised dental appliance designed to fit your mouth precisely. It is crafted based on impressions of your teeth and gums, providing superior comfort and protection compared to standard, over-the-counter stock mouthguards.

Why should I choose a custom mouthguard over a store-bought one?

Custom mouthguards offer a tailored fit, ensuring optimal comfort and protection. They are made from professional dental-grade materials and are also more durable, providing better shock absorption which reduces the risk of dental injuries during high-impact physical activities.

Who can benefit from a custom mouthguard?

Anyone participating in contact sports, high-impact sports, or activities that pose a risk of dental injury can benefit from a custom mouthguard. Both kids and adults who take part in contact sports should consider getting one. 

How is a custom mouthguard made?

The process begins with a dentist who takes impressions of your teeth and gums. These impressions are then used to fabricate a mouthguard that conforms precisely to the contours of your mouth. Our dental professionals use high-quality materials to ensure durability and effectiveness.

How long does it take to receive a custom mouthguard?

The timeframe can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the dental office’s workflow. Typically, it takes between two to three weeks from the initial impressions to receive your custom mouthguard.

How do I care for my custom mouthguard?

It’s essential to clean your mouthguard regularly with a toothbrush and mild soap or mouthwash. Store it in a clean, ventilated container when not in use. Avoid exposing it to high temperatures or direct sunlight to prevent warping.

Can I wear my custom mouthguard with braces or other dental appliances?

Yes, custom mouthguards can be designed to accommodate braces or other dental appliances. Our dental professionals will ensure a proper fit that offers both protection and comfort.

How often should I replace my custom mouthguard?

Over time, wear and tear can affect the effectiveness of your mouthguard. We recommend replacing it annually or as needed, especially if you notice signs of damage or a change in fit.

Are custom mouthguards covered by dental insurance?

Coverage varies depending on your insurance provider and plan. We recommend checking with your insurance company to determine if custom mouthguards are covered under your policy.

What makes Smile Place Dental's custom mouthguards different?

At Smile Place Dental, we prioritise quality, comfort, and personalised care. Our experienced dental professionals use advanced techniques and materials to ensure that each custom mouthguard meets the highest standards of excellence, providing our patients with peace of mind and superior protection.

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