Mouth Guards Overview
When you or your kid plays a sport (like soccer, football, boxing, baseball, wrestling, or hockey), then our Moodus, CT team of dentists strongly suggests a custom-made mouth guard to shield your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, customized mouth guards from East Haddam Dental Associates will be crafted and adjusted for you, which makes it even more effective and comfortable. If you would like to decrease the possibility of harm to your mouth, we invite you to contact East Haddam Dental Associates in Moodus, CT 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 volleyball, football, martial arts, hockey, soccer, softball, wrestling, and more. A custom-made mouth guard may be particularly beneficial in case you have dental restorations or braces, because these can cut your gums as well as the soft tissues in your mouth. Mouth guards also have been shown to assist athletes in sports without contact (jogging, yoga, or weight lifting) by reducing strain on the jawbone. Since a custom-made mouth guard has been created specifically for your goals, it generally matches better and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or stock mouth guards bought at sporting goods shops.
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
For the first step in making your mouth guard, we will take a collection of physical or digital dental impressions. Your impressions will be sent to a dental lab where professionals will make your mouth guard from high-quality, durable materials. Once completed and shipped to our practice, you will return to our office to get your guard fitted. We will ensure your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
When you get your guard, it's crucial to wear it during sports or whenever your mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It's necessary to keep it in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. Our dentists will explain the ideal method to wash your mouth guard depending on the substances used. You should take it 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
In your initial consultation, we will talk about your options and prices. East Haddam Dental Associates takes several payments and we will be able to help you to find low-interest financing. Insurance can cover a portion of the price, so we'll call your company to ascertain your precise benefits and calculate your personal expenses.
Custom Mouth Guards
Guard your dental well-being and boost your sports performance using a custom-made mouth guard. Our practice provides high-quality mouth guards to protect you from accidents and distress during sports. Schedule an appointment at East Haddam Dental Associates in Moodus, CT to find out more information on the advantages of mouth guards.