Theodore L. Degenhardt III DDS
Cosmetic and General Dentistry
2877 Crooks Road, Ste. A
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 643-6551


Sports guards are flexible rubber like appliances of different thicknesses that fit over the upper teeth. They may help an athlete avoid tooth fracture in the event of a collision, but their primary function is to cushion a blow to the chin and prevent a concussion. A variety of guards are available e.g. Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, Shock Doctor, a custom fitted guard or a boil and bite guard can be purchased are all effective in different ways. The advantage of Dr. D. ‘s custom fitting guard and the Under Armour guards is they fit! They are molded to models of the athlete’s teeth vs. the boil and bite techniques and are much less likely to be dislodged and much more effective. In addition, custom sport guards are far superior to the store bought alternative for athletes who wear braces.

Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™ has been engineered to unlock your power and potential. It’s all in you, but blocked by one of the human body’s instinctive reflex systems – teeth-clenching. With safe, custom-built UA Performance Mouthwear, athletes in any sport — from football to golf to hockey — can capitalize on innovation that makes you stronger, faster and better. Whether you need protection in contact sports or you just want to improve your game, Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™, with ArmourBite™ Technology, gives every athlete an edge.

UA Performance Mouthpieces deliver a host of physical benefits that help you train harder and compete at a higher level than ever before. UA Performance Mouthguards provide those same benefits, with the added benefit of customized dental protection.