Mouth Guards Overview
If you or your child plays a sport (for example, football, boxing, soccer, hockey, wrestling, or baseball), then our board-certified dental group strongly recommends that you wear a custom-made mouth guard to protect your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, a customized mouth guard from West Bridgewater Dental can be crafted and adjusted specifically for you, which makes it even more effective and comfortable. If you'd like to protect your oral health and smile when playing sports, we invite you to contact our full-service West Bridgewater, MA practice to learn more about custom-made mouth guards.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Custom mouth guards are helpful if you or your child participates in a sport with a high risk of injury or frequent contact. A number of our patients take part in football, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and more. A custom-made mouth guard may be particularly beneficial if you have dental restorations or braces as these can injure the soft tissues of the mouth should you receive facial contact during sports. Mouth guards also have been shown to assist athletes in non-contact sports (jogging, yoga, and weight lifting) by reducing strain on the jawbone. Since a custom-made mouth guard is created specifically for your goals, it generally fits better and lasts longer compared to boil-and-bite or stock mouth guards available at sporting goods shops.
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
To begin making your mouth guard, our team will take physical or digital impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Your impressions will be sent to a dental lab where professionals will make your mouth guard from durable, high-quality materials. Once completed and shipped to our practice, you'll return for an appointment to try on your guard. Our dentists will ensure your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
When you receive your mouth guard, it's crucial to wear it during sports or whenever your mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be important in maintaining its lifespan. It's necessary to keep it in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. Our clinical team will explain the ideal method to clean your mouth guard, depending on the type of material used to create your appliance. You should bring it with you to each dental appointment so we can check its current state and also let you know when a new guard is required.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
During your initial consultation, a member of our team will review your treatment options and costs. West Bridgewater Dental accepts several payment methods for your convenience. We're also happy to help you find low-interest medical financing. Insurance may cover a portion of the cost so we'll call your company to determine your benefits and calculate your personal expenses.
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Custom Mouth Guards
Guard your smile and boost your sports performance using a custom-made mouth guard. Our dental team proudly provides high-quality mouth guards to help protect you from oral injuries and distress during sports. Schedule an appointment at West Bridgewater Dental today to learn more on the advantages of mouth guards.