Mouth Guards

Mouthguards are crucial for anyone engaging in sports as they protect teeth from sports injuries.

About Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are dental devices used to protect your teeth from injuries while you play sports or from nighttime grinding or clenching. Mouth guards, also known as sports guards or mouth protectors, help guard teeth from blows to the face and head, reducing the risk of injuries to your teeth, lips, jaw, or face. Mouth guards are covering, typically worn on the upper teeth. In addition to protecting the upper teeth, they also protect the lower teeth, soft tissues of cheeks, lips, and tongue.

Who Needs A Mouth Guard?

Mouth guards prevent injury to not just the teeth but also gums, lips & cheeks. Mouth guards should be worn by both children and adults to prevent sports injury.

  • Mouth guards are recommended to people who play contact sports that involve facial impacts like boxing, wrestling, basketball, and football.

  • People involved in non-contact sports like gymnastics can also get their customized set of mouth guards.

  • People who are into solitary sports like mountain biking or skiing are also eligible to get mouth guards.

What Are The Different Types Of Mouth Guards?

There are majorly three types of mouth guards available. These are:

Benefits Of Mouth Guard

Mouth guards minimize the risk of broken and damaged teeth by cushioning any blow to the face and teeth.

How Are Mouth Guards Made At Brilliant Smiles Of North Plainfield?

At Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield, mouth guards are individually designed and made in our office. They are customized to a mold of your teeth. As they perfectly fit, are comfortable and less likely to hinder speech & breathing, most athletes prefer customized mouth guards.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande will ask you to wear the newly made mouth guard to check the fitting on your teeth, and any adjustments needed will be made before you carry them home. 

Are Mouth Guards Covered Under Insurance?

Some dental insurances cover partial or the total cost of custom-made mouth guards designed by dental professionals. As health insurance policies keep changing, it is always advisable to check with the insurance companies.

How To Care For Mouth Guards?

Dr. Sonal Deshpande has given some guidelines to follow to look for the hygiene of the mouth guards you use:

Dr. Sonal Deshpande
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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