When you or your child plays a sport (such as football, soccer, boxing, hockey, baseball, or wrestling), then dentist Dr. Lauren Shanard strongly suggests a custom-made mouth guard to shield your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, custom mouth guards from Contemporary Dental Arts will be crafted and adjusted for you, which makes it even more effective and comfortable. If you want to decrease the risk of harm to your mouth, we invite you to contact Contemporary Dental Arts in Williston, VT for more information about custom-made mouth guards.
Mouth guards are helpful if you or your child participates in a sport with a high risk of injury or frequent contact. A number of our patients take part in football, martial arts, volleyball, soccer, hockey, softball, wrestling, and other contact sports. A mouth guard may be particularly helpful if you have dental restorations or braces, because these can easily cut your gums as well as the soft tissues in your mouth. Mouth guards also have been proven 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 your goals, it typically matches better and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or stock mouth guards bought at sporting goods shops.
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What to Expect
For the first step in making your mouth guard, Dr. Shanard will take a collection of physical or digital impressions of your mouth. Your impressions will be sent to a dental lab where professionals will make your mouth guard from high-quality, durable materials. Once made and sent to our practice, you will return to our office to get your guard fitted. Dr. Shanard will ensure that your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable.
Once you receive your guard, it's important to wear it during sports or any time your mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It's important to keep it in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. Dr. Shanard will explain the ideal method to wash your mouth guard depending on the substances used. You should also take it to each dental appointment so Dr. Shanard can check its current state and let you know when a new guard is needed.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Shanard will talk about your options and prices. Contemporary Dental Arts takes several payment methods and we will be able to help you to find low-interest medical financing. Insurance may cover a portion of the cost, so we'll contact your provider to determine your precise advantages and calculate your personal expenses.
Custom Mouth Guards
Protect your dental well-being and boost your sports performance using a custom-made mouth guard. Dr. Shanard provides high quality mouth guards to protect you from accidents and distress during impact sports. Schedule an appointment at Contemporary Dental Arts in Williston, VT to find out more information on the advantages of custom mouth guards.