If you or your child plays a high-impact sport (for example, football, boxing, soccer, hockey, wrestling, or baseball), then experienced dentist Dr. Sangiv I. Patel highly recommends a custom mouth guard to protect the teeth, gums, and jaw. Unlike generic mouth guards bought at the store, customized mouth guards from Dr. Patel's private practice will be molded to fit uniquely for you, making the mouth guard more comfortable and effective. If you would like to reduce the danger of damage to your mouth, we encourage you to contact Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA in Melbourne, FL to learn more about custom mouth guards.
Custom mouth guards are important if you or your child play a sport that involves high contact or has a high risk of injury. Many of our patients participate in football, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and more. A custom-made mouth guard can be especially beneficial in case you have braces or dental restorations since these can cut your gums and the soft tissue lining your mouth. Mouth guards have also been shown 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 generally fits better and lasts longer than stock or boil and bite mouth protectors available at sporting goods stores.
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"Love this office, I’ve been going since I retired from the AF and returned in 2011 as a contractor to the Cape!! The staff and Dr Patel are extremely caring and professional!!! I’ve gotten to know all of the staff and know you will love them like I do - they get to know you and want to help you become your best smiles 😁 My visit last week with Natalie for regular scheduled cleaning was phenomenal - teeth clean and felt super!! Ashley and Whitney and Dr. Patel took super care of me as well!! If you can say you’re absolutely not scared of the dentist wouldn’t that be a GREAT THING?? I think so!! Much love ❤️ and Thanks 🙏 to this wonderful office!! Highly recommended to all!!!"- D.H / Google / Sep 30, 2020
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"I absolutely love my dentist and all the work he has done on my teeth!! He cuts the crown right in the office and applies it the same day! My teeth have never looked better! He also knows how sensitive to pain I am and takes care that I don’t feel pain! I can not say how very fortunate I am to have this dentist!"- C.C. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
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What to Expect
To create your mouth guard, Dr. Patel will take a series of digital impressions of your mouth. Using these thorough impressions, we will be able to craft a durable mouth guard made of high-quality materials. Once completed, you will return to our office for a fitting. Dr. Patel will make sure that your guard fits properly and feels comfortable.
When you receive your mouth guard, it is crucial to wear it while playing sports or whenever your mouth requires additional protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be important in preserving its lifespan. It is necessary to store your mouth guard in a safe place and clean it before and after use. Dr. Patel 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. Patel can inspect its condition and tell you when a replacement is required.
During your consultation, Dr. Patel can go over your options and costs. Our office accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing if it is necessary. Dental insurance may cover some of the price of your mouth guard so we will call your provider to ascertain your exact benefits and estimate your out-of-pocket costs.
Custom Mouth Guards
Guard your oral health and improve your athletic performance with a custom mouth guard. Dr. Patel offers quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and discomfort during sports. Schedule a consultation at our private practice in Melbourne, FL to learn more about the benefits of mouth guards.