Prevent dental injuries with a custom mouth guard from Kirkland, WA area dentist
During high contact sports such as football and soccer, it is important for patients to consider the benefits of sports mouth guards to prevent dental injuries. A simple impact to the mouth can result in substantial damage that can cost a lot—including a patient’s adult teeth! Working with a dentist in Kirkland, WA such as Dr. Ann Kelley is the first step in learning more about the benefits of using a custom mouth guard during high contact sports to protect the smile!
Why mouth guards?
Mouth guards are oral appliances patients can wear that protect the teeth while playing sports that may result in damage to the smile. This ensures the teeth are at a lower risk for damage. This includes:
- Chipped teeth
- Knocked out teeth
- Injuries to the soft tissues
By wearing mouth guards, especially those that are custom made at Kingsgate Dental, patients can protect their most important investment: their smile!
Why choose custom made?
Custom made mouth guards are more durable and better fitting than those available over-the-counter at the local drugstore. These are often poor-fitted solutions that fail to provide the protection needed to prevent major dental injuries. Instead, patients are urged to visit with their dentist to have impressions made of their smile and used to create a mouth guard made specifically for them. This ensures proper fit and comfort, which in turn improves compliance with wearing the mouth guard during practice and games. Mouth guards can be made for children, teenagers, or adults who are in need of dental protection from their extracurricular activities.
Schedule an appointment today
Patients in the area of Kirkland, WA who are ready to discuss the advantages of using a custom mouth guard to protect the smile and prevent dental injuries are welcome to connect with Dr. Ann Kelley of Kingsgate Dental. Her practice is located at 12308 NE 144th Street and can be reached by phone at (425) 385-0080.