Sports Mouth Guards

Sports Dentistry Holland DentistsIf you play a contact sport, you’ll want to ask your dentist about getting an athletic mouth guard. While generic mouth guards are sold in sporting good stores, they don’t offer the same level of protection or comfort as a custom mouth guard.

A sports mouth guard from our Holland dentist will allow you to breathe, speak, and drink properly so you can focus on the game.

How Mouth Guards Work

A mouth guard is a removable oral appliance that fits over your upper teeth. Athletes wear mouth guards to protect their teeth from blunt force trauma to the face while playing sports. For example, mouth guards protect football players from getting traumatic dental injuries every time they’re tackled to the ground.

Benefits of Mouth Guards

The cost of a custom mouth guard is significantly less than what it would cost to pay for expensive tooth restorations like dental bridges or crowns. A mouth guard will also prevent your season from being cut short due to traumatic dental injuries.

Candidates for Mouth Guards

Whether you need a mouth guard for football, boxing, hockey, or another contact sport, we will be able to create a mouth guard that offers the best dental protection for the sport you play. There are also health benefits for wearing a mouth guard for non-contact sports where oral injury is still a risk, such as skateboarding. If you aren’t sure whether you need a mouth guard for the sport you play, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with our dentist for athletes.

Protect Your Teeth

Our Holland, MI, sports injury dentist is dedicated to helping patients maintain good oral health through quality dental treatments. If you are interested in getting fitted for a custom athletic mouth guard, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DR. HABECKER AND HIS TEAM

Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team