Dr. Ann Kelley and the team of Kingsgate Dental in Kirkland, WA are here to treat patients like family. The members of the practice care about everyone and believe in providing the best dental care available in the area. Part of dental care includes preventative care, including the use of a sports mouth guard.
Dental sports mouth guards are plastic appliances that patients wear during high-impact sports to protect their teeth. These mouth guards can lessen the chance of teeth getting knocked out during sports such as soccer or football. Wearing the mouth guard protects the teeth and gums from damage.
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At Kingsgate Dental, we provide custom-made mouth guards for athletes. They provide a much better fit and function than anything available over-the-counter at the local drugstore. Many commercial guards require patients to boil the guard and then wear it to have it mold to their teeth. Our practice uses traditional dental molds instead to create a mouth guard that fits perfectly for each individual patient. This ensures not only comfort but also effectiveness.
Most mouth guards available through a dental office cost more than over-the-counter alternatives, but provide better fit and function. Patients can ask about the cost when they schedule their consultation visit. Patients are encouraged to bring their dental insurance cards with them to see if they have coverage to reduce the overall cost. Using dental insurance benefits is important, as many are “use them or lose them” benefits that should be utilized by the end of each calendar year.
Contact Dr. Ann Kelley and the staff at Kingsgate Dental to learn about the advantages of using a mouth guard during high impact sports. Her practice is conveniently located in Kirkland, WA at 12308 NE 144th Street and can be reached by phone at (425) 385-0080. Make an appointment today with our front office staff and start protecting your smile!
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