Why Are Mouth Guards Needed?
Soccer, boxing, football, baseball, wrestling, and hockey are all sports that cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Edward Knight suggests using a custom-made mouth guard. Whether for you or your child, mouth guards are an important aspect of shielding teeth, gums, and jawbone in these high-impact activities. Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, custom mouth guards from Knight Dental Care are crafted and fitted for you, making it more effective and comfortable. If you would like to reduce the probability of harm to your mouth, we encourage you to contact Knight Dental Care in Midland, MI to find out more about custom-made mouth guards.
What Are The Benefits Of Mouth Guards?
A mouth guard made personally for you at Knight Dental Care offers several great benefits over store-bought guards, including:
- Custom-made for your mouth
- Provides better protection than store-bought options
- Protects against teeth damage, bites, and soft tissue injuries
- Preserves braces and dental restorations
- Made from higher-quality materials
- Reduces jaw strain
- Lasts longer
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"Dr. Knight has a very professional manner; is pleasant, kind, courteous, has chosen and trained his staff well. He spends enough time to do a great job, is efficient, uses state-of-the-art techniques. He put in my crown painlessly and in record time (didn't use a stopwatch, tho.) I always walk out feeling much better than I did when I walked in."- A. / Healthgrades / Sep 01, 2021
Do I Need a Mouth Guard?
If you or a member of your family play a sport that involves high contact or has a high risk of injury, mouth guards are an important aspect of protecting your smile. Many of our patients take part in volleyball, football, martial arts, softball, soccer, hockey, wrestling, and other contact sports. Even more, a mouth guard can be particularly beneficial if you have braces or dental restorations because these can cut your gums and the soft tissues lining your mouth. Mouth guards have also been demonstrated to assist athletes in non-contact sports (jogging, yoga, weight training) by decreasing strain on the jawbone. Since a custom mouth guard is created especially for your goals, it typically matches your mouth better and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or standard mouth guards bought at sporting goods shops.
How are Custom Mouth Guards Made?
You've decided to get a mouth guard — that is such a great step toward protecting your mouth! To begin, Dr. Knight will take a series of digital or physical impressions of your mouth. We will send your impressions to the dental lab where your mouth guard will be made from high-quality, durable materials. Once completed and delivered back to our office, you will return to get your guard fitted. Dr. Knight will ensure your mouth guard fits correctly and feels comfortable. From there, he'll give you instructions on when to wear your mouth guard and how to clean it.
Mouth Guards FAQ
What’s the difference between a custom-made mouth guard and a regular mouth guard?
A custom-made mouth guard from Knight Dental Care uses a scan or impression of the patient’s mouth and teeth to ensure a perfect fit, is made from higher quality materials, and lasts longer than pre-made, store-bought “boil and bite” mouth guards. They provide better protection overall and are more comfortable to wear.
Can mouth guards ruin your teeth?
No, mouth guards don’t ruin your teeth. They protect your teeth if you wear braces, play contact sports, have dental restoration work, or from the damage bruxism or teeth grinding can cause while you sleep, which includes chipping, breaking, tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, and wearing down of your teeth.
What are the three types of mouth guards?
There are typically three types of mouth guards: pre-made, boil-and-bite, and the type of custom-made mouth guards Dr. Knight creates for his patients. Of all types of mouth guards, only a custom mouth guard will give you a superb level of fit, protection, and comfort.
Prevent Injury with Mouth Guards
Safeguard your oral health and improve your athletic performance with a custom mouth guard. Cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Knight offers high-quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and distress during sports. Schedule an appointment at Knight Dental Care in Midland, MI to learn more about the advantages of mouth guards, as well as have your financing and insurance questions answered.