What Are Athletic Mouth Guards?
Staying active is important for one's overall health and well-being. However, many physical activities can lead to oral trauma, such as a broken or cracked tooth, a chipped tooth, a damaged restoration, and more. In order to protect your smile while still enjoying the sports and activities that you or your children enjoy, Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX is pleased to offer custom-made mouth guards for patients of all ages. Whether you play a high-contact sport or just enjoy lifting weights or taking yoga classes, a mouth guard can reduce the risk of injury to your teeth, gums, and jawbone, as well as prevent you from grinding or clenching your teeth. These dental appliances are designed to fit into your mouth comfortably and securely while providing protection but not causing any discomfort. If you or somebody in your family plays sports, contact our office and learn about your options to protect your teeth and preserve your smile and oral health.
Who Is a Candidate for Athletic Mouth Guards?
Any patient of any age who is active in some form of physical activity, whether it's a high-contact sport (like football) or a low-impact activity (like yoga), could benefit from the use of a custom mouth guard. These dental appliances are crafted using impressions from your teeth so the fit is comfortable and secure. Made of high-quality, medical-grade materials, a mouth guard provided by a dentist is frequently much more durable and long-lasting when compared to boil-and-bite guards found in drugstores or sporting goods stores. A mouth guard can especially come in handy for patients receiving orthodontic treatment such as braces, or for those with cosmetic veneers, dental crowns, or other restorations.
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How Are Sports Mouth Guards Made?
To begin, a member of our team will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth and one of our dentists will evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine the best type of mouth guard for your unique needs. Your impressions will be sent to our partnered dental laboratory, and your appliance will be created with high-quality materials. The guard itself may come in a color of your choice if you would like to personalize your device. Once your mouth guard has been created, it will be sent back to our office. At this point, we will ask you to return to we can fit the appliance to your teeth to ensure your comfort and monitor the fit. One of our dental assistants or your dentist will then give you instructions for storing, cleaning, and maintaining your athletic guard.
How Can I Care for My Mouth Guard Appliance?
It is advised that you wear your protective guard as instructed by our dentist. Whenever you participate in sports or activities of a physical nature, you should wear your appliance to protect your teeth and gums. With proper care, your athletic guard should last for many years. Properly cleaning and storing your mouth guard will help it to last a long time. You will be encouraged to bring your appliance to future visits at Made Ya Smile so our team can monitor the wear of your device and make repairs or issue a replacement as needed. You should continue to follow a consistent at-home dental hygiene routine consisting of flossing and brushing.
Are Mouth Guards Covered by Insurance?
Some of the costs of your mouth guard may be paid by your insurance plan. In order to ascertain your coverage, we will get in touch with your carrier and work to get you the most out of your benefits. If you have any out-of-pocket costs or don't have insurance, we will work with you to ensure that your dental care is affordable. Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX is pleased to give patients information about payments and insurances we accept as well as our in-house medical financing.
Custom Mouth Guards for Sports
Oral injuries can be devastating to your dental health and overall wellness. To prevent yourself from getting hurt or damaging your smile, we encourage our Pearland, TX patients to learn more about the uses and benefits of custom-made mouth guards. With a mouth guard, you can still enjoy your favorite activities while increasing your overall protection and preserving your oral health. If you're active in any sports or activities (such as football, soccer, hockey, or even yoga), contact Made Ya Smile and learn about your oral safety options.