what is a sports mouth guard?
Playing sports is an important part of life for patients of all ages in the Cranston and Warwick, RI communities. To help protect the teeth, gums, and jaws of those you love most, our state-of-the-art dental practice is pleased to offer custom ArmourBite sports mouth guards from the makers of Under Armour. Designed with innovative, patented technology, custom UA Performance Mouthwear™ can help safeguard against oral injuries while enhancing your sports performance. Wearing a sports mouth guard is essential whether your family engages in high-contact sports (like football or hockey) or low-impact activities (such as yoga or running). Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, custom mouth guards from Cranston Dental Group are crafted and adjusted for each individual, making these dental appliances more effective and comfortable. Schedule a visit with one of our practitioners today to learn more about the benefits of professional athletic mouth protectors.
who is a good candidate for Athletic Mouth Guards?
Custom mouth guards are highly recommended for any patient who is active in a contact or non-contact sport or who is otherwise at risk of oral injury. Many of our patients take part in football, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and other contact sports. A custom-made mouth guard may be particularly beneficial if you have dental restorations or wear braces, as these appliances can become damaged or injure the soft tissues in your mouth upon even minor impact. Professional mouth guards have also been demonstrated to help athletes in non-contact sports (like jogging, yoga, and weight training) by reducing tension on the jaw. Since a custom mouth guard is created specifically for your goals, it typically offers better protection and lasts longer than boil-and-bite appliances bought at sporting goods shops.
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"Dr. M and the whole staff are terrific!!!"- T.G. / Google / Sep 28, 2021
"Great first time experience. My dental hygienist was very sweet, had great bedside manners. I came in for a regular check up/cleaning, and a consultation. The dentist who did my consultation was also very nice and informed me about my treatment plan. I would recommend them to my friends and family."- L.C. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"My appointment was at 11 am for a cleaning. Hygienist (Mary) greeted me right on time. She was very friendly and showed concern for the health of my teeth by asking a series of questions. The cleaning was very thorough and complete. Very pleased with the entire experience. Larry K."- L.K. / Google / Sep 22, 2021
"You can't find a better team! I am very nervous at the dentist and they know exactly how to make me comfortable. I have alot of work that has been done and needs to be done and I feel so much better!"- A.P. / Google / Sep 10, 2021
how are dental mouth guards applied?
ArmourBite appliances are designed to fit over the upper or lower teeth to protect the teeth, jaws, and other oral structures during sports. During your consultation, one of our practitioners will talk with you about your needs and help you determine the ideal type of guard for your mouth. To create your mouth guard, a member of our clinical staff will take impressions of your mouth, which we will send off to a special dental lab that will craft your mouth guard from high-quality, durable materials. Once it is finished and sent to our office, we'll have you return to receive your sports mouth piece. We will evaluate the fit to ensure your sports appliance sits properly over your teeth and feels comfortable to wear.
what to expect after a sports mouth guard gets placed?
As soon as you receive your guard, it's very important that you wear it while playing sports or any time your mouth needs extra protection. Caring for your mouth guard is crucial to maintaining its lifespan. It's important to store it in a safe location and clean it before and after every use. The ideal method for cleaning your athletic mouth guard may vary depending on the materials used. We encourage you to bring your dental appliance with you to routine dental visits at Cranston Dental Group so we can monitor its condition and make certain that it's still guarding your smile.
Does dental Insurance Cover Mouth Guards?
Athletic mouth guards may or may not be covered in part by dental insurance. In your consultation, our team will review your treatment options and associated costs and will help you find a payment option that matches your budget. Cranston Dental Group is proud to offer a wide selection of payment methods and can help you to find low-interest treatment financing through CareCredit.
protect your teeth from injury
Safeguard your dental health and improve your sports performance using a high-performance mouth guard from ArmourBite. Cranston Dental Group offers top-quality sports mouth guards to help prevent oral injuries and damage during contact and non-contact sports. Schedule a consultation at our Cranston, RI family dental practice today to learn more about the benefits of custom-made dental appliances.