Does Green Dental offer athletic mouthguards?
Drs. Gordon and Brooks Green and Dr. Nichole Barnett are proud to offer custom athletic mouthguards to patients as part of Green Dental’s ever-increasing services. We want to be your trusted source for all your dental care needs — including athletic mouthguards.
During the initial consultation about an athletic mouthguard, we will talk about how you will use the protection and what sports it will work best for. After we understand what mouthguard will work the best for you, we will take digital impressions of your mouth. This 3D scan allows for exact measurements of your teeth and gums, which is key in customizing the fit of your mouthguard. Once your personal mouthguard arrives, we’ll notify you so you can come and try it on. If there are any last adjustments that need to be made, we will make note of them. Otherwise, we’ll send you away with the added protection and security an athletic mouthguard will give you.
How are these mouthguards different from others I can buy at the store?
You may have seen athletic mouthguards available for purchase at sporting goods stores or even at regular big-box retailers. The general premise for these one-size-fits-all trays is that you can mold them to your teeth after immersing them in boiling water for a certain period of time. However, this method comes with risks and the reality that you won’t get a perfect fit that protects you fully from harm.
Though there is more of a cost upfront for athletic mouthguards offered by dental offices, dental insurance providers may be more likely to help cover a portion of it. This underlines just how important it is to wear an athletic mouthguard when competing in certain types of sports. It is an essential preventive measure against damage to your teeth due to injury or collisions. A good mouthguard pays for itself when it protects against cracked and broken teeth that require restorative dental procedures.
Who should wear athletic mouthguards?
Any athlete in practice or competition should wear an athletic mouthguard to protect their teeth. This includes:
- High-contact sports athletes, including basketball, soccer, football, ice hockey, field hockey, wrestling, boxing, rugby, lacrosse, and others
- Athletes participating in sports with a high risk of balls or implements hitting their mouth and causing damage, including tennis, baseball, softball, and others
- Participants in competitions that could experience falls or other injuries, such as equestrian sports, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, and others
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We’re here for you if you’d like to discuss athletic mouthguard options for you or you or your child. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation!
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