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Sports Guards and Mouth Guards

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

Individuals who play sports are expected to wear protective gear. Whether a child or adult, professional or hobbyist, one of the most important areas to protect is the mouth. Sports guards and mouth guards are recommended, and even provided by some teams. Wearing a mouth guard during contact sports significantly reduces the risk of oral injury. What some people don't know is that a well-made sports guard can even limit the impact that may cause jaw injury or concussion. The key to success is to have the right piece of equipment.

Mouthguards are widely available online and in retail outlets. These products are so accessible that many people do not see their dentist for the full extent of protection they need. Patients of Kingsgate Dental Clinic, in Kirkland, benefit from the creation of a mouth guard that is customized to their teeth and oral structure.

A mouth guard should be easy to clean, comfortable to wear, and durable. It should not tear or break, and should not make it difficult to breathe heavily, as you naturally do when playing sports. Studies show that many off-the-shelf mouth guards fail to meet the standards for optimal efficiency and safety. One study showed that the thickness of most mouth guards is insufficient to prevent injury. To obtain optimal protection, one needs a mouth guard that fits well and acts as a shock absorber. We are happy to make this vital piece of equipment for you here in our office.

Not just for sports

Mouth guards protect teeth and the jaw during sports, but this protection is also needed by certain patients who do not engage in contact activities. For instance, patients with dental implants or other restorations are encouraged to wear a mouth guard when they sleep. This fixture is also referred to as a night guard. Its purpose is to reduce the pressure that is placed on the teeth, joints, and jaw during sleep.

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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Many people have a condition called bruxism. This essentially means that they clench their jaw or grind their teeth when they sleep. This habit is common, and may have something to do with excessive stress. Because it occurs routinely and without the patients’ knowledge, bruxism can cause undue wear on teeth. It may also cause jaw joints called TMJs to become irritated and dysfunctional.

Protect your teeth and your dental work. Get your sports or mouth guard from Kingsgate Dental Clinic.
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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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Damen CReviews on Google
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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