Mouthguard for Sleep Apnoea and Teeth Grinding


A mouthguard is a custom oral appliance used to prevent dental injuries such as broken teeth, inflamed gums, and many more.

While mouthguards are common for sport activities, mouthguards can also help those who struggle with teeth grinding issues and sleep apnoea. 

Sleep Apnoea and Teeth Grinding  

Many people prefer a good night sleep after a long day, but having sleep apnoea can disrupt your much-awaited rest.  

Sleep apnoea causes your breathing to pause for a few seconds to a few minutes before waking you up feeling uncomfortable. The sudden reflex is how your brain protects your body from harm. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen all the time. 

Teeth grinding, on the other hand, is a condition where sudden movement or clenching of the teeth happens while asleep. It can be a result of stress, anxiety, and irregular sleeping conditions.

While you are unconsciously damaging your teeth, you may feel the excessive sensitivity of your teeth caused by worn enamel.

What type of mouthguard should I use?   

Boil-and-bite mouthguard can adjust its fit based on your teeth and helps to protect them from clenching and damage caused by worn tooth enamel.  

Custom mouthguard is an ideal and much more comfortable option if you have sleep apnoea. It readjusts the position of your lower jaw while pushing your tongue forward to keep your airway open. 


Ask your Penrith Dentist   

When not treated, both sleep apnoea and teeth grinding can bring severe stress to your teeth and overall health. A mouthguard can be an effective solution but choosing the right one is crucial to address your problem while being comfortable throughout the treatment process.

If you are suffering from the irritable feeling of teeth grinding or sleep apnoea, get a personal assessment at Tindale Dental so we can help you determine the best option in managing your oral problem.   

Schedule your appointment today at Tindale Dental (02) 4726 5400 to protect your smile and walk your way to a better sleep.