Mouth Guards Overview
If you or your child plays a high-impact sport (such as soccer, boxing, football, baseball, hockey, or wrestling), then dentist Dr. Natalie Scarmato highly recommends a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw. Unlike generic mouth guards bought at the store, custom mouth guards from Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. will be molded and fit for you, making it more comfortable and effective. If you want to reduce the probability of damage to your mouth, we encourage you to contact Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. in New York, NY for more information about custom mouth guards.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Mouth guards are important if you or your child plays a sport that involves high contact or has a high risk of injury. Many of our patients participate in martial arts, football, volleyball, hockey, softball, soccer, wrestling, and other contact sports. A mouth guard can be especially helpful if you have braces or dental restorations since these can easily cut your gums and the soft tissue lining your mouth. Mouth guards have also been proven to help athletes in non-contact sports (running, yoga, weight training) by decreasing tension on the jaw. Since a custom mouth guard is made especially for your needs, it typically fits better and lasts longer than stock or boil and bite mouth protectors available at sporting goods stores.
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
To create your mouth guard, Dr. Scarmato will take a series of digital or physical impressions of your mouth. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental laboratory where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from durable, high-quality materials. Once made and sent back to our office, you will come back to our office for a fitting. Dr. Scarmato will make sure that your guard fits properly and feels comfortable.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
Once you receive your mouth guard, it is important to wear it while playing sports or anytime your mouth needs protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be crucial in preserving its lifespan. It is important to store it in a safe place and clean it before and after use. Dr. Scarmato will go over the best way to clean your mouth guard based on the materials used. You should bring it with you to every dental appointment so Dr. Scarmato can inspect its condition and tell you when a replacement is needed.
Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
During your consultation, Dr. Scarmato can go over your options and costs. Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing. Dental insurance may cover some of the cost so we will contact your provider to determine your exact benefits and estimate your out-of-pocket costs.
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Custom Mouth Guards
Protect your oral health and improve your athletic performance with a custom mouth guard. Dr. Scarmato offers quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and discomfort during impact sports. Schedule a consultation at Natalie Scarmato, D.D.S. in Greenwich Village to learn more about the benefits of custom mouth guards.