About Athletic Mouth Guards
At Plymouth Dental Group, we commonly see sports-related oral injuries that could often be avoided with the use of an athletic mouth guard appliance. General dentist Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber highly recommends custom-made sports mouth guards to shield the teeth, gums, and jaw from damage for Plymouth and Kingston, MA patients who play a high- or low-impact sports. Compared to generic guards bought at the store, custom sports mouth guards are uniquely crafted and fitted for each patient, which can make these oral appliances more effective and comfortable. To protect your family's oral health and reduce the risk of harm to their smiles, contact Plymouth Dental Group today to learn more about the benefits of custom-made sports mouth guards.
Who Should Wear a Sports Mouth Guard?
Athletic mouth guards are important for any child, teen, or adult who engages in a sport that involves the risk of oral or facial injury or frequent contact. Many of our patients participate in volleyball, football, martial arts, soccer, hockey, softball, wrestling, and more. Mouth guards have also been shown to help athletes in sports without contact (like jogging, yoga, and weight training) by decreasing tension on the jaw. Since a custom dental appliance is made especially for individual needs, it generally fits better and lasts longer than boil-and-bite or stock mouth guards bought at sporting goods shops. Custom mouth guards may be especially beneficial for those who wear braces and who have crowns, veneers, or other restorations in the mouth.
What to Expect During the Process
To create your sports mouth guard, Dr. Scheiber and our team will take impressions of your mouth. These molds will then be sent to a dental laboratory where professionals will custom-craft your dental appliance from durable, high-quality materials. In many cases, you can even choose a preferred color combination for your guard to show off your team spirit. Once finished and shipped to our practice, we will have you return for a quick visit to have your guard fitted. Dr. Scheiber will ensure your guard sits properly and securely between your upper and lower teeth and is comfortable to wear.
Caring for Your Oral Appliance
When you receive your mouth guard appliance, it is very important to wear it while playing sports or when your mouth needs extra protection. Caring for your athletic mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It is important to keep it in a secure place and clean it before and after every use. Our team will explain the ideal way to care for your dental appliance depending upon the materials from which it is made. Please be sure to bring it with you to your routine dental checkups at Plymouth Dental Group so Dr. Scheiber can asses its condition and make certain it still offers proper protection for your smile.
Insurance Coverage for Mouth Guards
Depending on the plan, limited coverage may be offered for custom athletic mouth guards. Nonetheless, our business team will review your insurance benefits and talk with you beforehand about any potential costs. To help make your visit as affordable as possible, Plymouth Dental Group accepts medical financing plans and a variety of convenient payment choices
Protect Your Smile for the Win
Protect your family's dental health and improve their athletic performance with a custom sports mouth guard from Plymouth Dental Group. Dr. Scheiber offers high-quality oral appliances to minimize the risk or damage or injury to the teeth, gums, and jaw during sports. Schedule a consultation at our premier Plymouth, MA dental practice to find out more about the advantages of mouth guards.