Athletic Mouth Guards in Temple, TX

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What Are Athletic Mouth Guards?

We know that sports are a major part of life for many individuals throughout the Temple, TX area. If you or your family members are involved in football, soccer, boxing, wrestling, hockey, or baseball, or other types of athletic activities, then our general dentists strongly suggest wearing a custom-made athletic mouth guard. These appliances are made of high-quality, durable materials that serve to help protect your gums, teeth, and jaw against damage should you get bumped in the face or mouth during sports. Unlike store-bought generic mouth guards, professional mouth guards from ACE Dental of Temple are crafted and fitted for each patient, which makes them even more comfortable and effective. Talk with our friendly team today to learn more about how athletic mouth protectors can help guard your smile while you focus on your sports performance!

Who Should Wear a Sports Mouth Guard?

Professionally-made mouth guards are important for anyone who engages in athletic activities. Many of our patients take part in football, martial arts, volleyball, hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling, and more, which carry an elevated risk of injury. However, mouth guards have also been demonstrated to assist athletes in non-contact sports (track and field, yoga, and weight lifting) by decreasing tension on the jaw. A custom-made mouth guard can be particularly helpful for those with braces since the brackets and wires can injure the soft tissues of the mouth if impact occurs. Because a custom mouth guard is created especially for individual needs, it generally fits better and lasts longer compared to boil and bite appliances from sporting goods shops.

How Are Athletic Mouth guards Made?

Having a custom athletic mouth guard made is generally a very simple process. For the first step, our team will take a series of digital or physical impressions of your top and bottom arches. These detailed impressions will then be sent to a dental laboratory where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from a strong material. Once your dental appliance is completed and arrives in our Temple, TX office, we will have you come back in to pick it up. One of our dentists will ensure that your mouth guard fits in your mouth securely yet comfortably and provide instructions on how to care for your custom appliance.

How Can I Care for My Custom Mouth Guard?

Once you receive your custom mouth guard, it is important that you wear it while playing sports or anytime your mouth requires protection. Taking proper care of your appliance will be crucial in preserving its lifespan. We recommend that you store your guard in a secure location when it is not being worn and clean it well before and after every use. You are also encouraged to bring your sports mouth guard with you to routine dental visits at ACE Dental of Temple so our team can inspect its condition and make sure it still offers the protection you need. For younger children, these guards may need to be replaced to accommodate their mouths as they grow and develop.

does Insurance Cover Athletic Mouth guards?

Some insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost for a custom athletic mouth guard. During your initial consultation, we can review your policy and talk with you about any out-of-pocket expenses for your appliance. ACE Dental of Temple accepts several affordable payment options, including low-interest medical financing. Our business team will be happy to help you select a convenient solution that matches your needs and fits within your budget.

Protect Your Teeth From Damage During Sports

A sports mouth guard can protect your smile against injury and damage, allowing you to focus on your athletic performance. ACE Dental of Temple is pleased to offer custom-made mouth guards for children and adults that offer a secure, comfortable fit. To find out more about the benefits of these custom dental appliances, contact our Temple, TX practice, and schedule your consultation!

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