Mouth Guards Overview
If you or your child plays a sport (such as boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, hockey, or baseball), Dieter Burr, D.M.D. strongly suggests a custom-made mouth guard to shield your gums, teeth, and jawbone. This is also an effective treatment for bruxism or nocturnal teeth grinding. Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, custom mouth guards from Merritt Island Center for Dentistry will be crafted and adjusted for you, which makes it even more effective and comfortable. If you want to decrease the chance of harm to your mouth, we invite you to contact Merritt Island Center for Dentistry in Merritt Island, FL for more information on custom-made mouth guards.
Mouth Guards Ideal Candidates
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 volleyball, martial arts, football, softball, soccer, hockey, 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, weightlifting) by reducing strain on the jawbone. Dr. Burr may also recommend that you wear a night guard to protect your teeth from teeth grinding. Since a custom-made mouth guard has been created specifically for your mouth and goals, it typically matches better and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or stock mouth guards bought at your local pharmacy or sporting good store.
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What to Expect with Mouth Guards
For the first step in making your mouth guard, Dr. Burr 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. After your guard is finished and sent to our practice, you will return to our office to get your guard fitted. Dr. Burr will see that your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
Once you get your mouth guard, it's important to wear it during sports or at night to provide your teeth with protection. Taking care of your oral appliance will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It's important to keep it in a secure location when not being used and wash it before and after every use. Dr. Burr will tell you the ideal method to wash your mouth guard depending on the substances used. You should take your mouth protector with you to each dental appointment so Dr. Burr can inspect its state and also make you conscious of when a new guard is needed.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
In your initial consultation, Dr. Burr will talk about your options and prices. Merritt Island Center for Dentistry takes several payments and we will be able to help you to find low-interest medical financing. Insurance can cover a portion of the cost of a mouth guard, so if you have insurance, then we'll contact your company to determine your precise advantages and calculate your personal expenses.
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Custom Mouth Guards
Protect your dental well-being and boost your sports performance and optimize your sleep by using a custom-made mouth guard. Dr. Burr provides high-quality oral appliances to protect you from accidents and distress during impact sports and nocturnal bruxism. Schedule an appointment at Merritt Island Center for Dentistry in Merritt Island, FL to find out more information on the advantages of custom mouth guards.