Many sports leagues require players to wear an athletic mouth guard to protect kids from breaking a tooth or jaw and to help prevent concussions. Dr. Mark S. Frey, DDS believes a custom athletic mouth guard is vastly superior to the over-the-counter one. A mouth guard, even if cheap, is worthless if it’s not worn.
Usually the over the counter athletic mouth guards are made up of a boil-and-bite type material that can be bulky, one size fits all, poor fitting and not very durable. Players end up not wearing them because they have to bite down to hold them in place. This makes breathing and communicating with a teammate a challenge.
A custom athletic protection device such as the PlaySafe® sports mouth guard provides the highest level of protection during sports activity and ours are made from a thermo-formed, multi-layered, highly durable material. They come in six levels of protection and fit snugly. No worries about having to hold it place or being able to breathe. There are many colors to choose from and team names can be added.
Mouth guards are generally not covered by dental insurance, however the cost of one broken tooth or jaw, even with dental insurance, will be much greater than the cost of a custom mouth guard. Our custom mouth guards range in fee from $97 to $327 depending on the level of protection.
I was warmly greeted by Angel, the office manager as I arrived for my appointment. I had barely sat down in the waiting room when Aimee, one of the two dental hygenists, escorted me to her room. She was warm and friendly, everything was prepared and I was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. As I have a lot of tooth sensitivity, she had prepared a topical numbing agent to be used before she began her cleaning. She also made sure the video was on so I could enjoy a viewing of a region of a country. That day I watched the shoreline of Big Sur, which was a fun contrast to that of Italy which I had enjoyed on a previous visit. The visit ended when Dr. Frey examined my mouth and teeth to check any changes or needs since my last visit. I left with a big white smile!