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Maria Hoekstra, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Jacqueline Anderson, D.D.S.
Thomas E. Anderson, D.D.S.

616-399-9520

Our Office Hours are:

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 7am-1pm

Sports Gaurd

Sports guards are responsible for preventing over 200,000 oral injuries in the United States annually. These oral traumas will happen to children, high school and college level athletes. In fact, dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial (mouth) injury sustained during participation in sports.

Obviously dental injuries could also be significantly reduced if children, teenagers and adults involved in sports wore custom fabricated mouth guards. At Shoreline Family Dental Group, we make sports gaurds to protect our patients teeth during sporting activities. We take impressions of your top and bottom teeth and a few weeks later we have you try in your new sports gaurd appliance to make sure it has the proper fit and coverage of your teeth that will best protect them.

According to the American Dental Association, the lifetime dental costs can approach several thousand dollars per tooth (or teeth) in a sporting injury. The total rehabilitation costs for a single knocked-out tooth are more than 20 times the preventative cost for a custom laminated, professional grade mouth guard.