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Protecting Your Smile During Sports Gainesville, GA
Mouthguard For Sports

Contact sports are invigorating to watch and play, but they can come at a price for the players. Teeth and mouth injuries can occur in sports after sudden and strong impact with another player, a piece of equipment or the playing field itself. It is not just team sports like football that need mouth protection; lacrosse, basketball, baseball and even skateboarding can lead to oral injuries. At Gainesville Dental Group, we help our active patients protect their teeth with customized athletic mouth guards.

Types of Mouth Injuries During Sports

Impact to the mouth or jaw can easily become a dental emergency. A high-velocity impact at the right angle can break or crack a tooth, or even jar it loose. Even with a helmet, if the head hits the ground or is hit by another player, a tooth could be broken or the tongue could be cut from biting down. Mouth guards protect their teeth by adding support and insulation to their bite during impacts. The latest research even shows that properly fit mouthguards can also help prevent youth concussions!

Custom Sports Mouth Guards for Ultimate Protection

How well your athletic mouth guard works is directly based on how well it is made. There are plenty of inexpensive options that you can buy from a drug store or sporting goods store that allow a DIY formation and fit. Unfortunately, these fall short in comfort and effectiveness compared to a mouth guard made by your dentist. Our dental team can make a custom sports mouth guard that is made for a unique set of teeth and gums, giving you or your child the best protection against sudden impact and unwanted dental injuries.

Yes, it is true that a mouth guard from you dentist is pricier than one you’d buy at the store. However, it is worth the investment considering that the cost for fixing broken teeth and other sports-related mouth injuries will undoubtedly be much higher than the price tag of a quality custom mouth guard. After all, sports are designed to be played for fun – don’t take away your child’s pretty smile during play!

Are you confident in your child’s mouth guard this season? Let us give them the dental protection they need to compete without injury setbacks.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.