If your child plays a sport (such as soccer, boxing, football, baseball, hockey, or wrestling), then board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Jeni Kong strongly suggests wearing a custom-made mouth guard to shield their gums, teeth, and jawbone from damage or injury. Compared to store-bought generic mouth guards, custom-made mouth guards from Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry are crafted and adjusted specifically for each child, which makes wearing them even more effective and comfortable. If you want to decrease the risk of harm to your child's smile, we invite you to contact our state-of-the-art practice in Lawrenceville, GA for more information about our custom-made mouth guards.
Mouth guards are helpful if your child participates in a sport with a high risk of injury or frequent contact. A number of our patients take part in martial arts, football, volleyball, hockey, softball, soccer, wrestling, and other contact sports. A mouth guard may be particularly helpful if your child has dental restorations or braces, as these can easily cause damage to the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Mouth guards also have been proven to assist athletes engaging in non-contact sports (like jogging, yoga, and weight lifting) by reducing strain on the teeth and jawbone. Since a custom-made mouth guard is created specifically for your child's needs, it typically fits better and lasts longer compared to boil-and-bite or stock mouth guards bought at sporting goods shops.
"My daughter has only had two cleanings at Apple Tree, but it has been a wonderful experience! The office is neat, clean, and attractive with plenty of things to keep little ones occupied while they are waiting at every stage of the visit. The staff is friendly, informative, and happy to answer any questions you have concerning your child’s dental habits and development. We love Apple Tree!"- J.D. / Facebook / Aug 30, 2019
"My son has been going to Apple Tree Pediatrics for the last 2 years and this practice continues to treat us with kindness and grace! Everybody in the entire practice is so personable which in turns makes for such a comfortable experience. This dentist office has set itself apart from other practices because of the unique experience that the patients/families feel when they go to the office. I am so grateful that we found this practice and will continue to go until my child outgrows pediatrics. Cheers to Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry and continue to keep touching the lives of those around you."- L.P. / Google / Feb 16, 2021
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"This was my kids' first dentist visit and it could not have gone better. My youngest is 19 months and my eldest is 3. Both the doctor and the hygeinest were incredibly kind, patient, and helpful in making this a positive experience for both of my kids. I had terrible experiences at the dentist as a child and I am so grateful they made this an honestly wonderful time for them. My eldest didn't want to leave! I highly recommend this practice if you're looking for a pediatric dentist in Gwinnett."- K.Y. / Google / Feb 03, 2021
At your child's initial consultation, Dr. Jeni will talk with you about your mouth guard options and treatment costs. Insurance may cover a portion of the cost, so we will contact your insurance provider to determine your child's exact benefits and calculate any personal expenses. Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry accepts several types of payment methods, including special patient financing.
What to Expect
For the first step in making your's child's mouth guard, Dr. Jeni and our team will take impressions of the upper and lower teeth. These impressions will be sent to a dental lab where professionals will create your child's mouth guard from high-quality, durable materials. Once the mouth guard is made and sent to our practice, your child will need to return to our office to have the appliance fitted. Dr. Jeni will adjust the mouth guard if needed and make sure it is comfortable for your child.
Once your child receives their mouth guard, it is important that they wear it during sports or any time the mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your child's mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It is important to keep it in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. Dr. Jeni will recommend the ideal method to clean your child's mouth guard depending on the material used to create it. Your child should bring it to each dental appointment so Dr. Jeni can check its current state and also let you know when a new guard is needed.
Custom Mouth Guards
Protect your child's dental health and boost their sports performance with a custom-made mouth guard. Dr. Jeni provides high-quality mouth guards to protect your child's smile from accidents and injury during impact sports. Schedule an appointment at Apple Tree Pediatric Dentistry in Lawrenceville, GA today to find out more information on the advantages of custom-made mouth guards.