Custom Mouth Guards In Atlanta
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Each year, thousands of individuals suffer dental injuries as a result of playing sports. Not only can sports-related dental injuries result in serious damage, they can also lead to costly and time-consuming dental treatments. For this reason, the American Dental Association recommends everyone playing contact sports wear a custom-fitted mouth guard.
At Atlanta Smiles, Drs. Dina Giesler and Marianna Kovitch are invested in the well-being of every single patient. Whether you are a star athlete or just like to have good-old-fashioned fun, a custom-made mouth guard can help protect your teeth and gums from potentially serious dental injuries. Though they can be purchased at several sporting good stores and online, not all mouth guards provide the best protection and can wear down relatively quickly.
Types of Mouth Guards
Stock mouth guards are pre-formed and ready. They are inexpensive and are available at any sporting goods store.
Boil and bite mouth guards are softened in boiled water and then inserted into the mouth to adapt to the shape of your mouth. They can be purchased at any sporting goods store.
Custom mouth guards are expertly made by your Atlanta dentist. They are crafted using dental impressions of each individual patient to fit the unique specifications of their mouth.
The Benefits of Custom Mouth Guards
Atlanta Smiles provides custom-fitted mouth guards for individuals playing sports at any age. Individuals with braces can especially benefit from mouth guards, because the extra protection serves as a barrier when faced with a potential dental injury. Customized mouth guards offer several advantages over their store-bought counterparts, including:
- Increased protection
- Comfort (typically less bulky than stock mouth guards)
- Ease of breathing
- Ease of cleaning
- Durability (much more tear-resistant than pre-made mouth guards)
- Less shifting around in the mouth
Crafting and Caring For Your Custom Mouth Guard
Getting a professionally-made mouth guard at our Atlanta dental office is a simple and worthwhile investment. We will take dental impressions to fabricate a mouth guard that matches your teeth, gums, and jaw. The durable material used will fit in seamlessly and comfortably, reduce tearing, and provide maximum protection for all of your extracurricular and recreational activities. Will will also educate you on how to properly place and care for the mouth guard before you leave.
Think of a custom-made mouth guard as a one-time purchase that saves time and money in the long-run. If you have a sports-friendly family, schedule a personal consultation with Atlanta Smiles by calling (404) 262-7733 today.