Mouth Guards Overview
Safety is a top priority for people of any age participating in their favorite sport or physical activity. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we want our patients to enjoy playing sports without worry. To protect your teeth, gums, jaw, and jaw joints from injury, Dr. Jireh Yue offers custom athletic mouth guards for the health and integrity of your smile. If you play a non-contact or contact sport such as basketball, boxing, hockey, or wrestling, you increase the risk of oral injury or strain. Instead, our team recommends athletic mouth guards that are custom-made at our facility in Houston, TX. If you or your child enjoys playing sports, call our family practice for an appointment and consultation.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Individuals who play sports can significantly decrease their risk of facial trauma or oral injury with athletic mouth guards. They are designed to fit securely in the mouth between the lower and upper arches to cover the teeth and gums. Dr. Yue creates mouth guards with top-quality materials that last longer than drugstore boil-and-bite varieties. If you or your child have fillings, crowns, veneers, or wear braces, a mouth guard is beneficial in minimizing damage to the teeth while protecting the restorations. Facial trauma can cause very serious damage to your smile if your teeth are left unprotected. Made Ya Smile Dental creates each appliance for a secure and comfortable fit. They essential for any activity where injury to the mouth is common, such as football, wrestling, martial arts, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, boxing, baseball, track and field, weight lifting, and yoga.
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
During your consultation with Dr. Yue, we will assess your teeth and jaw to determine the best way to meet your unique needs. Our experienced staff will then make a model of your mouth by taking impressions of your arches. Mouth guards are durable and made from high-quality materials, personalized with a color of your choice. Once it's created, you will return to our facility for a custom fitting to make sure it's both secure and comfortable, then we will give you instructions for maintaining the athletic guard.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
To protect the integrity of your smile, it's important to wear your mouth guard any time you engage in a sports activity, practice, or game. Made Ya Smile Dental sees many injuries to the teeth and gums when custom mouth guards are not worn, so we encourage you to wear it when appropriate. With cared for, cleaned, and stored properly, a mouth guard from our facility can last for many years. Our team asks that you bring your mouth guard to your regular examinations and cleanings so we can check the condition and fit of the appliance. We will make recommendations for cleaning, storing, and wearing the mouth guard and will let you know when it's time to take impressions for a new one.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
Made Ya Smile Dental will review your mouth guard options during your custom consultation at our clinic. In some instances, a dental insurance provider may offer coverage. Our administrative team will call your insurer to understand your benefits and costs. If you're not using insurance, we can gladly discuss several different convenient payment methods. We also accept third-party financing with low-interest CareCredit® plans.
Custom Mouth Guards
Give your teeth and gums the ultimate protection whether you're in engaging in non-contact or contact sports. Custom mouth guards allow you to focus on the fun aspects of participating in activities such as football, baseball, and soccer so you don't have to worry about injuring your smile. To learn more about getting personalized mouth guards for yourself or a member of your family, reach out to Made Ya Smile Dental in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yue.