Mouth Guards in The Woodlands, TX

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What Are Athletic Mouth Guards?

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. 

Who Is a Candidate for Athletic Mouth Guards?

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.

How Are Sports Mouth Guards Made?

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. 

How Can I Care for My Mouth Guard Appliance?

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. 

Are Mouth Guards Covered by Insurance?

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 for Sports

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. 

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