Mouth Guards Overview
If you or someone in your family plays a high-impact sport (like boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, hockey, or baseball), then People's Dental highly recommends a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw. Unlike generic mouth guards bought at the store, custom-made mouth guards from People's Dental will be molded and fit for you, making it more comfortable and effective. If you wish to reduce the chance of damage to your mouth, we encourage you to contact People's Dental in Springfield, MA to find out more about custom mouth guards.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Professionally made mouth guards are important if you or a member of your family plays a sport that involves high contact or has a high risk of injury. Many of our patients participate in volleyball, martial arts, football, softball, soccer, hockey, wrestling, and other sports. A professionally made mouth guard can be especially useful when you have braces or dental restorations since these can cut your gums and the soft tissue lining your mouth. Mouth guards have also been demonstrated to help athletes in non-contact sports (running, yoga, weight training) by decreasing tension on the jaw. Since a custom mouth guard is made especially for your needs, it usually fits better and lasts longer than stock or boil and bite mouth protectors available at sporting goods stores.
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
To create your mouth guard, our dental team will take a series of digital or physical impressions. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental laboratory where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from durable, high-quality materials. Once finished and delivered back to our office, you will come back to our office for a fitting. Our People's Dental team will make sure your guard fits properly and feels comfortable.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
As soon as you receive your mouth guard, it is very important to wear it while playing sports or anytime your mouth needs protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be crucial in preserving its lifespan. It is very important to store it in a safe place and clean it before and after use. Your People's Dental team member will go over the best way to clean your mouth guard based on the materials used. You should bring it with you to every dental appointment so we can inspect its condition and tell you when a replacement is necessary.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
During your consultation, our dental team can go over your options and costs. People's Dental accepts many payment methods and we can help you find medical financing. Dental insurance may cover some of the expense, so we will talk to your provider to find out your exact benefits and estimate your out-of-pocket costs.
Custom Mouth Guards
Safeguard your oral health and improve your athletic performance with a custom mouth guard. Our practice offers quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and discomfort during sports. Schedule a consultation at People's Dental in Springfield, MA to learn more about the benefits of mouth guards.