What Is An Athletic Mouth Guard?
When you or your child play a high-impact sport (such as football, soccer, boxing, hockey, baseball, or wrestling), our dentists recommend a custom-made athletic mouth guard to shield the teeth, gums, and jaw from traumatic damage. Compared to generic mouth guards bought at sporting goods stores, custom mouth guards from ACE Dental of Cove will be molded and fitted for you, which makes them more comfortable and effective. If you wish to reduce the chances of damaging your mouth, we invite you to contact ACE Dental of Cove in Copperas Cove, TX to learn more about custom-made sports mouth guards.
Does My Child Need An Athletic Mouth Guard?
Professionally made mouth guards are helpful if you or your kid play a sport with a high risk of injury or frequent contact. A custom-made mouth guard may be especially beneficial in case you have braces or dental restorations because these can easily cut your gums and the soft tissues in your mouth during contact sporting activities. Mouth guards also have been shown to help athletes in sports without contact (running, yoga, weight training) by decreasing strain on the jaw muscles. Since a custom mouth guard will be created especially for your needs, it will typically match better and last longer than stock or boil and bite mouth guards.
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What is the Process of Getting An Athletic Mouth Guard?
As the first step in making your mouth guard, a member of our experienced dental team will take a series of digital or physical impressions. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental lab where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from durable, high-quality materials. Once completed and shipped to our office, you will have another appointment to get a fitting. Our dentists will ensure your mouth guard fits properly and is comfortable.
What Happens After Getting An Athletic Mouth Guard?
After you receive your mouth guard, it is very important to wear it during sports or anytime your mouth needs extra protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be crucial in maintaining its lifespan. It's very important to store your mouth guard in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. A member of our experienced dental team will go over the best way to clean your mouth guard, depending on the materials used in its construction. You should bring it with you to every dental appointment so our dental team can check its condition and let you know if and when a replacement is needed.
Does Insurance Pay for Athletic Mouth Guards?
In your initial consultation, one of our knowledgeable general dentists can talk about your payment options and prices. ACE Dental of Cove accepts several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing. Insurance may cover a portion of the expense so we will talk to your provider to ascertain your precise coverages and calculate your personal costs.
Custom Mouth Guards
Guard your dental health and boost your athletic performance with a custom-made mouth guard. Our talented dental team provides quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and discomfort during sporting activities. Schedule a consultation at ACE Dental of Cove in Copperas Cove, TX to learn more about the benefits of mouth guards.