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 sports guard to protect the teeth, gums, and jaw. Unlike generic sports guards bought at the store, customized sports guards from Dr. Patel's private practice will be molded to fit uniquely for you, making the sports 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 sports 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 sports 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. Sports 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 sports 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.
"This office is totally caring about my mouth! I have never been anywhere where they think about my care and how best to make better for me. I showed up yesterday and had a new hygienist. Made me a little nervous. She was so good. She did not use the water pick on me. She did the hand pick to get tartare off. She was amazing and did the best job! Her name is Rosie! She was amazing. Then I found put that they had thought about me before I got there and decided this would be better for me! All I can say is wow! What a wonderful place! I love them all and so thankful for the great work they are doing! My mouth has never looked so good! Thank you Dr Patel and all of your amazing staff!!"- C.C. / Google / Jan 26, 2021
"Great dentist! My crown looks identical to my other teeth and was made and completed all on the same visit! Very impressive!"- J.C. / Google / Nov 30, 2020
"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
What to Expect
To create your sports 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 sports 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 sports guard, it is crucial to wear it while playing sports or whenever your mouth requires additional protection. Caring for your sports guard will be important in preserving its lifespan. It is necessary to store your sports guard in a safe place and clean it before and after use. Dr. Patel will go over the best way to clean your sports 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 sports guard so we will call your provider to ascertain your exact benefits and estimate your out-of-pocket costs.
Custom Sports Guards
Guard your oral health and improve your athletic performance with a custom sports guard. Dr. Patel offers quality sports 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.