What is an athletic mouth guard?
At ACE Dental of Taylor, we know that sports play an active role in our patients' lives. But since oral injuries resulting from sports-related accidents are common, our team offers custom athletic mouth guards to protect the teeth, gums, and jaw. Sports mouth guards are recommended for patients of all ages who are active in high- and low-impact sports, from football and hockey to track and field. Compared to generic mouthpieces bought at the store, custom athletic mouth guards from our Taylor, TX facility are uniquely crafted and fit for each patient, which makes these appliances more comfortable and effective. If you or your child is active in sports, we would love to help protect your smile against oral damage with a sports mouth guard. Get in touch with our friendly team and schedule a visit with one of our general dentists today!
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Who should get a mouth guard?
Sports mouth guards are generally recommended for children, teens, and adults who play any type of sports. A number of patients take part in football, martial arts, hockey, soccer, wrestling, and other contact sports. But even athletes who enjoy non-contact sports, like jogging and weight training, can benefit from athletic mouth guards, as these devices reduce strain on the jaw. A mouth guard may be especially helpful when you have braces or dental restorations, which can injure your soft tissues or become damaged upon impact to the mouth. Since a custom mouth guard is created especially for your needs, it generally fits better and lasts longer compared to the boil-and-bite variety available at sporting goods shops.
How Are Mouth Guards Made?
To begin, our team will take dental impressions of your top and bottom teeth. These impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from a durable, high-quality material. Athletic mouth guards are made to be worn over the upper or lower arches while offering protection to your teeth, gums, and jaw. We will help you select the option that best meets your needs. Once your dental appliance is made and delivered back to our practice, you will return for a quick appointment at ACE Dental of Taylor to have your custom athletic guard fitted. If necessary, we may make minor adjustments to your appliance to ensure it fits securely yet comfortably in your mouth.
How do you care for a mouth guard?
Once you receive your mouth guard, it is important to wear it when playing sports or at any time your mouth needs protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It is very important to store your dental appliance in a safe place and clean it before and after every use. Our team will explain the best way to clean your athletic mouth guard according to the type of materials from which it is made. We encourage you to bring your custom appliance with you to regular check-up visits at ACE Dental of Taylor so our dentists can evaluate its condition and make certain it still offers proper protection for your mouth.
What do mouth guards cost?
During your treatment consultation, our team will go over your custom sports mouth guard options and associated costs. If you carry dental insurance, we will then check with your provider to see if any portion of your mouth guard may be covered. ACE Dental of Taylor accepts several affordable payment methods and can even help you apply for special financing for any out-of-pocket expenses.
Protect your winning smile
A custom sports mouth guard can protect the health of your smile, leaving you free to focus on your athletic performance. The general dentists at ACE Dental of Taylor proudly offer high-quality dental appliances to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw from accidents and distress during sports. To learn more about the benefits of athletic mouth guards, or to get started, schedule an appointment for you or your family member at our Taylor, TX dental practice.