What are athletic mouth guards?
If you or someone in your family play a sport (such as boxing, football, soccer, baseball, hockey, or wrestling), then seasoned dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi highly recommends a custom-made mouth guard to protect your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Compared to generic mouth guards bought at the store, custom-made mouth guards from Michaela Tozzi, DMD will be crafted and adjusted for you, which makes it even more comfortable and effective. If you live near Las Vegas, we invite you to contact Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV for more information about custom-made mouth guards. When you visit our office, we can review all of your options to build an oral appliance that suits your needs and activity level to protect your smile.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR ATHLETIC mouth guards?
Custom mouth guards are important if you or a member of your family participate in a contact sport or has a high risk of injury. Many of our patients participate in volleyball, martial arts, football, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and other contact sports. A custom-made mouth guard can be particularly helpful if you have braces or dental restorations because these can easily cut your gums and the soft tissue lining your mouth. Protective oral appliances also have been shown to help athletes in sports without contact (jogging, yoga, weight lifting) by reducing strain on the jaw. Since a custom mouth guard is created specifically for you, it typically fits better and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or stock mouth protectors available at sporting goods stores.
"Dr. Tozzi and her staff are phenomenal! From the front desk to every single girl in the back, they are all extremely personable as well as deliver nothing but the best service possible! I highly recommend them!"- A.S. / Google / Nov 19, 2020
"I’m so incredibly happy to have found Dr. Tozzi. Everyone in the office has been very nice and very helpful. I find them to be quick, gentle and efficient and all done with a smile. I actually dosed off during one of my dental procedures I felt so relaxed and confident that I was in good hands. I would Highly recommend Dr Tozzi and her team to anyone looking for that Extraordinary Dental experience."- S.S. / Google / Nov 17, 2020
"I’m so Happy to have found Dr. Tozzi.I had a dental emergency and her staff was very helpful over the phone and they were able to get me in to see her quickly.She explained the treatment needed thoroughly and getting it all taken care of has been easy.I am most impressed with how gentle she is when working on me, a definite plus.I have been back in for a cleaning and found her hygienist to be quick, efficient and to also have a gentle touch.I’m very pleased with my overall experience and have enjoyed looking forward to my Dental appointments.I would Highly recommend Dr. Tozzi’s office to anyone looking for great dental care and a kind, caring staff."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 17, 2020
"11/10/20 Update:Since my last appointment, Dr. Tozzi has been working with me on my dental journey. She has done everything from fixing another dentist previous work, improving my dental hygiene, teeth whitening & even a little cosmetic work to even out my front teeth.Every step of the way, Dr. Tozzi & her team have been amazing! They’re warm, welcoming & treat you like friends. I would highly recommend Dr. Michaela Tozzi for all of your dental needs, she’s absolutely the best!"- D.L. / Yelp / Nov 10, 2020
"Dr. Tozzi & her staff are amazing! By far, the best dentist I have ever been to. From the minute you walk in the door, you are made to feel welcomed & comfortable. Dr.Tozzi’s professional & gentle nature make you feel at ease as soon as you sit in her chair. She addressed all my dental needs & worked with me on a plan to my dental wellness that worked with my time frame & budget. I will never go to another dentist in Las Vegas, she’s the best!"- B.L. / Facebook / Nov 10, 2020
WHAT TO EXPECT when getting a mouth guard
For the first step in making your mouth guard, Dr. Tozzi will take a collection of physical and digital dental impressions. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental lab where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from durable, high-quality materials. Once made and shipped to our practice, you will return to our office to get your guard fitted. Dr. Tozzi will ensure that your guard fits correctly and is comfortable.
What happens AFTER getting a mouth guard?
When you receive your mouth guard, it's important to wear it during sports or anytime your mouth needs extra protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be crucial in maintaining its lifespan. It's necessary to keep it in a safe location and clean it before and after every use. Dr. Tozzi will go over the best method to clean your mouth guard, depending on the materials used. You should take it with you to each dental appointment so Dr. Tozzi can inspect its current state and tell you when a replacement is necessary.
Are mouth guards covered by dental insurance?
During your consultation, Dr. Tozzi will go over your options and prices. Michaela Tozzi, DMD takes several payments, and we will be able to help you find low-interest financing. Insurance may cover some of the costs so we'll call your provider to determine your precise benefits and calculate your out-of-pocket expenses.
protect your teeth
Michaela Tozzi, DMD is proud to be serving the surrounding communities of Henderson and Las Vegas, NV with personalized dental care. If you play in a contact sport, reach out to our practice today to learn more about how an oral appliance can protect your teeth and help prevent accidents during high-level activities. We look forward to meeting you.