If you or your child plays a sport (such as boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, hockey, basketball, or baseball), then board-certified dentist Dr. Robert Porter strongly suggests a custom-made mouth guard to shield your gums, teeth, and jawbone. Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, custom mouth guards from Robert L. Porter Dentistry are crafted and adjusted specifically for you, which makes them even more effective and comfortable. If you want to decrease the chance of harm to your mouth, we encourage you to contact Robert L. Porter Dentistry in Richardson, TX for more information about custom-made mouth guards.
Mouth guards are helpful if you or your child participates in a sport with a high risk of injury or frequent contact. A number of our patients take part in volleyball, martial arts, football, softball, soccer, hockey, wrestling, and other contact sports. A mouth guard may be particularly helpful if you have dental restorations or braces, because these can easily cut the soft tissues in your mouth. Mouth guards have also been proven to assist athletes in sports without contact (jogging, yoga, weight lifting) by reducing strain on the jaw and teeth. Since a custom-made mouth guard has been created specifically for your mouth, it fits better and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or stock mouth guards bought at sporting goods stores.
"I drive a long way, from Flower Mound, to see this dentist and his hygienist. I pick a time of day when the traffic's not so bad - it's well worth the trip to have a team you have full confidence in. Dr. Porter explains things well, and tells me what my options are. He always listens to what I think."- O.M. / Google / Sep 07, 2018
"Great dentist, most efficient staff, & very good dental work going on here!"- J.K. / Google / Sep 06, 2018
"Nancy – Thanks for getting me in so quickly to see "The Doc"! Plus, he did a good job!"- CK / Office Visit / Sep 17, 2012
"I've been a customer of Dr. Porter and staff since I was a teenager and I'll continue to recommend him to friends and family. 20 years of exceptional service!"- E.T. / Google / Sep 05, 2018
"Bob is friendly, knowledgeable, and has excellent customer service. If you want a good dentist who believes in the patient comes first, then this is your guy."- R.S. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2018
What to Expect
For the first step in making your mouth guard, Dr. Porter will take a collection of physical or digital impressions of your mouth. Your impressions will be used to make your mouth guard from high-quality, bi-laminate, dual-density materials at our in-office dental lab. The quality of the custom fitted athletic mouth guard you will receive is the same as those used by professional athletes. Once your guard is ready, Dr. Porter will ensure that your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable.
Once you get your guard, it's important to wear it during sports or any time your mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It's important to keep it in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. Dr. Porter will explain the ideal method to wash your mouth guard depending on the materials used. You should take it to each dental appointment so Dr. Porter can check its current state and also let you know when a new guard is needed.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Porter will talk about your options and a member of our team will discuss the fee. Robert L. Porter Dentistry takes several payment methods and we will be able to help you to find low-interest dental financing. Insurance may cover a portion of the cost, so we'll contact your company to determine your benefits and calculate your personal expenses.
Custom Mouth Guards
Protect your dental well-being and boost your sports performance using a custom-made mouth guard. Dr. Porter provides high-quality mouth guards to protect you and your family from accidents and distress during impact sports. Schedule an appointment at Robert L. Porter Dentistry in Richardson, TX to learn more about the advantages of custom fitted mouth guards.