Playing a community sport is an important part of many of our patients' lives. While sports, such as baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, and hockey are fun, engaging activities for people of every age, they also increase your chances of getting an injury that affects your teeth and jawbone. Even athletes who jog or run track and field increase strain and pressure on their mouth and jaw joints. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we want to encourage our athletes to play as much as possible and protect their teeth while doing so, which is why we offer custom athletic mouth guards for contact or non-contact activities. Mouth guards are personalized just for your mouth and effectively decrease the risk of getting an injury that damages your teeth. If you or your children enjoy playing sports, contact our office in The Woodlands, TX for a consultation.
Mouth guards are proven to decrease an athlete's risk of getting an injury, especially if they play a contact sport, such as football or wrestling. They are made to fit in between the upper and lower arches of the mouth, covering the teeth and gums. Made Ya Smile Dental creates these appliances with high-quality, long-lasting materials, in comparison to the boil-and-bite mouth guards that are found in sporting goods shops.
Children and adults who wear braces or restorations, such as crowns or veneers, are encouraged to get a custom mouth guard to protect the integrity of their dental work. If you receive trauma to the face or mouth while unprotected, you can seriously damage your smile or restorations, leading to more costly treatments later on. Mouth guards are personalized for each individual at our clinic and are fitted to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. They're typically worn by patients who participate in martial arts, lacrosse, hockey, and boxing.
Mouth Guards Reviews
"New job + new insurance = new dentist. My coworker has been going to this location for awhile now. Even after a root canal (awful procedure to go through anywhere!) she still recommended Made Ya Smile. Dr. Olsen is who she really wanted to send me to; however, he has recently moved to the Kingwood branch so I was/am being treated by Dr. Bonin. He is really quick to run in and out of your room.. and I kinda wish he would slow down and take another moment with me.. but his no-messing-around attitude does make for quick visits. First Visit: In January, I experienced a very sharp pain in the upper left of my mouth. Called in Friday 8 January to make an appointment. I asked for the earliest available and they able to have me in at 8:15am that following Monday. I was able to give my insurance information over the phone to have it verified before I even show up. Arrived bright and early and began filling out the new patient paperwork. I really like that the waiting area has both a sofa and tables -- instead of being uncomfortable writing in your lap, I was able to sit comfortable at a table to look over each page. Photos and x-rays were taken of the area causing concern. The attendant declared I would be needing a root canal and cap. Dr. Bonin came in and very very very quickly agreed. They offered me an appointment at 2 pm that same day! When I came back in, Dr. Bonin numbed me up with ease and I experience no pain through the procedure. My permanent cap placement was scheduled and the fitting for it was as easy as pie: no pain and they were able to get it right without needing much adjustment. The office took care of the issue I had called in about without bullsh**ing around and I really appreciated it. I made an appointment for a full cleaning, exam, and was able to use the check in offer for the teeth whitening***. Second Visit: Hygienist and attendant were both very friendly and efficient. The hygienist pointed out a crack on one of my teeth :( Dr. Bonin swooped in and very very very quickly agreed and recommended a cap be put on as soon as I could get it scheduled. Third Visit: Called in to schedule work on my cracked tooth and the young woman asked if I wanted to get my filling in the same sitting. I let her know that no one had gone over this treatment with me and so I would not be scheduling it. Once I had the attendant and Dr. Bonin in the room I asked them to cover EVERYTHING they saw in my mouth -- no matter how small! --and they did talk about the filling needed. I was a bit irked 'cause I thought I had asked for all the recommended treated my second visit. Whateves. Thankfully it wasn't anything too expensive or invasive. Right now I'm rockin' my temporary cap for the cracked tooth and am scheduled to go back 6 April. I am sure it will go smoothly like my previous visits. *** Check in offer for free whitening got me a do-it-yourself kit with mouth guards. I was instructed very tiny drops of the solution on the guards and the directions say to start with 15 minutes (rather than a full 30 minute session). I haven't really haven't seen a noticeable difference in my teeth and am kinda bummed. Will keep going with the treatments, though, and can update if anyone wants. Ps, NONE of the photos posted on here by Made Ya Smile look anything like the Woodlands Branch."- A.C. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2016
What to Expect
When you schedule a consultation at our practice in The Woodlands, TX, Made Ya Smile Dental will examine your mouth, teeth, and jaw to determine the best solutions for your teeth. Our dentists will take an impression of your lower and upper arches to make a model, which is then sent to a special laboratory to make your mouth guard. This lab even helps you personalize the appliance with the color of your choice. Once the mouth guard has been made using high-quality materials, it is sent back to our office for a fitting. When you arrive for your appointment, a practitioner will show you how to clean and store your mouth guard when you're not wearing it.
You and your children should wear your mouth guard every time you play contact or non-contact sports. Made Ya Smile Dental offers mouth guards to protect the appearance and health of your smile, which means you risk damage anytime you leave it at home. With the right care, a custom mouth guard can last for years so be sure to store it properly and clean it after each use. Our practitioners can examine your mouth guard during your annual dental exam and twice-yearly cleanings to ensure that it stays in good condition. Keep in mind that children may outgrow their mouth guard so continue to schedule visits with Made Ya Smile Dental to ensure a perfect fit every time.
Made Ya Smile Dental can contact your dental insurance provider to see whether or not a custom mouth guard is covered in your benefits. If you do not have insurance or have out-of-pocket costs, our staff can provide you with a range of payment options to make sure you're getting the preventive care you need. We also accept third-party financing through CareCredit® plans, which offer low-interest payments for you and your family.
Custom Mouth Guards
Patients can truly enjoy playing their favorite contact or non-contact sport without worry once they are fitted with a custom mouth guard. Made Ya Smile Dental helps minimize your risk of injury or damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw so you can focus on having fun. Mouth guards are made from top-quality materials and can last for years when taken care of properly so there's no reason not to give them a try. To learn more information about mouth guards, or to schedule a consultation, contact our friendly office staff in The Woodlands, TX.