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How Effective are Sports Mouthguards in Protecting Your Teeth?

As the popularity of competitive sports increases among young people, so does the number of sports injuries. By wearing protective sports gear, young athletes can protect themselves against mishaps on the sports field. Many coaches recommend the use of sports mouthguards for protection against oral injuries. If you’re an avid sports player and want added protection for your teeth, you can contact Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland to have a quality sports mouthguard customized for your use.

Quality Sports Mouthguard in Kirkland Area

Prevention of Dental Injuries

Whether you play competitively or for recreational purposes, there’s always the chance of having an accident that can damage your jaw, mouth, or teeth. A hard collision or blow to your mouth could result in fractured teeth, lacerations to gum tissue, a dislocated jaw, or other oral injuries. Mouthguards help soften the impact of trauma to your mouth, jaw, gums, or teeth to protect them against severe damage or harm.

Sports mouthguards have been proven highly effective in minimizing the effect of dental trauma on the sports field. Basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, boxing, and ice hockey are a few examples of contact sports that can cause oral injuries. In an accident, a sports mouthguard could save you dental bills worth thousands of dollars.

Quality, Types, and Costs

Sports mouthguards’ costs differ depending on the quality of the product you choose.

  • Stock pre-made mouthguards are the cheapest, but they’re often ill-fitting, making it hard to speak or breathe.
  • Boil & bite mouthguards are a step up from stock mouthguards in comfort and performance but not as effective as a mouthguard customized for your use.
  • A custom-designed mouthguard will fit comfortably, function properly, and won’t restrict your breathing or speech due to its quality craftsmanship. It’s more costly than other options but will provide you with years of dependable use.


With a sports mouthguard, you can protect your beautiful smile as you play and enjoy your sport to the fullest. To learn more about our custom-designed mouthguards, contact Dr. Anne Kelley from Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland at (425) 385-0080.

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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.
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