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Sports Guards and Mouth Guards

Best Sports Guards and Mouth Guards Treatment provider in Kirkland, WA area

No “uniform” is complete without a sports guard. Professionals and amateurs, children and adults alike, should protect their teeth and other oral structures from injury caused while playing sports. Well-designed sports guards also have additional benefits to your health. Kingsgate Dental Clinic is also happy to offer other types of mouthguards to protect you from additional threats to your oral and overall wellness.

Sports guards

When inserted in the mouth, these oral appliances protect the mouth from injuries sustained during activities such as contact sports like basketball. Sports guards may be bought at sporting goods stores or other retail outlets. Stock products may be designed to fit all mouths, or they may be “boil and bite.” The latter option can be softened and shaped to fit the curves of the mouth. There are many complaints associated with off-the-shelf guards; they tend to be bulky, uncomfortable, susceptible to breakage, and hard to maintain. Notably, they can interfere with proper respiration, which negatively affects your performance, endurance, and the pleasure you get from sports.

Some studies suggest that these appliances are not sufficiently thick to provide optimal efficacy and safety. Only a well-fitting and shock-absorbing sports guard can effectively minimize the impact from a blow to the face, jaw, and head. In fact, professional sports guards available at the dentist’s office may even reduce the risk of concussion. Dr. Kelley designs sports guards from impressions or molds of your mouth. These custom guards are made from quality dental materials. They are built to last. During recall appointments, we will check that the guard is in great working order.

Multi-functional mouthguards

Other types of guards or oral appliances may be designed and fabricated similarly. Custom night guards are worn to protect the teeth from chips, fractures, and other injuries caused by bruxism. This condition refers to teeth-grinding and jaw-clenching that usually occurs when patients are relaxed during sleep. The excessive force placed on the teeth by bruxers threatens the integrity of natural teeth and restorations, such as dental crowns. These guards may also ease the stress that is placed on the jaw joints. Stressed Temporomandibular Joints are associated with a range of symptoms, from chronic headaches to jaw stiffness.

What our patients say about Sports Guards and Mouth Guards

I USED to be super afraid of going to the dentist. Conditioned by a cruel and indelicate hygienist that I am convinced hurt me on purpose as a child, I really have found every excuse NOT to go to a dentist for a long, long time. 5...closer to 10 years later, I've found Dr. Kelley and her incredible staff. THIS IS HOW THE DENTIST SHOULD BE--gentle, kind, caring and genuinely amazing people doing their job impeccably. It is so refreshing and reassuring to find. This is the friendly neighborhood dentist you dream about. Thank you to all for making something so scary for me, bearable and dare I say...enjoyable? Lizzie M.
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Snore guards may also be used to reposition the jaw and tongue. In doing so, these appliances allow air to flow freely during sleep. Without tissues in the way, the characteristic vibration or “snore” is not produced. Snore guards may also be an effective alternative to cumbersome CPAP therapy for some patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Lightweight, easy-to-wear, and easy-to-care-for custom oral appliances support optimal health and are a cost-effective, non-invasive preventive service - Call (425) 385-0080 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kelley.

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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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Sports Mouthguard Kirkland - 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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Sports Mouthguard Kirkland - 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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Sports Mouthguard Kirkland - 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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