Mouth Guards Overview
If you or someone in your family plays a sport (like football, boxing, soccer, hockey, wrestling, or baseball), then general dentist Dr. Nick Dovey strongly suggests getting a custom-made mouth guard to shield your gums, teeth, and jawbone from trauma. Compared to generic, store-bought mouth guards, custom-made mouth guards from Finest City Dental will be crafted and adjusted for you, which makes them even more effective and comfortable. If you wish to decrease the threat of harm to your mouth, we invite you to contact Finest City Dental in San Diego, CA to learn more about custom-made mouth guards.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Professionally made mouth guards are helpful if you or a member of your family participate in sports with high risks of injury or frequent contact. A number of our patients take part in football, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and other activities. A professionally crafted mouth guard can also be particularly useful when you have dental restorations or braces because these can cut your gums and the soft tissues in your mouth. These appliances also have been known to assist athletes in sports without contact (jogging, yoga, weight lifting) by reducing strain on the jawbone. Since a custom-made mouth guard is created specifically for you, it usually fits more comfortably and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or stock mouth guards bought at sporting goods shops.
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
For the first step in making your mouth guard, Dr. Dovey will take a collection of physical and/or digital impressions. Your impressions then will be sent to a dental lab where professionals will craft your mouth guard using durable, high-quality materials. Once finished and delivered to our practice, you will return to Finest City Dental to get your guard fitted. Dr. Dovey will ensure that your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable to wear.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
As soon as you get your guard, it's very important to wear it while playing sports or whenever your mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It's very important to keep your mouth guard in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. Dr. Dovey will discuss the correct way to wash your mouth guard, depending on the substances you plan to use. You should take your appliance to each dental appointment afterward so Dr. Dovey can check its current state and let you know when a new guard is necessary.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovey will talk about your options and prices. Finest City Dental accepts many payment methods, and we will be able to help you to find medical financing if needed. Insurance can cover a portion of the expense so we'll talk to your provider to find out your exact coverages and calculate your personal expenses.
Custom Mouth Guards
Safeguard your precious natural teeth and boost your performance in sports using a custom-made mouth guard. Dr. Dovey provides high-quality mouth guards to protect you from accidents and distresses that can occur when taking part in certain activities. Schedule an appointment at Finest City Dental in San Diego, CA to get more information regarding the advantages of custom mouth guards.