Coronavirus Updates

Dear Family and friends of Beacon Place Dental Group:

In an effort to support national efforts to fight the COVID- 19 pandemic, our practice is taking the following steps to help assure your health and well-being and that of our community:

We will contact you soon to reschedule routine hygiene appointments.

If you are already scheduled for an urgent issue, we will contact you the day before your appointment to discuss your health status, health screening protocols and confirm whether the appointment should be kept. Of course, please call us right away if you have a dental emergency or need immediate care.

The safety and well-being of our patients continues to be our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 nationally and within our community and keep you up-to-date regarding our plans to reopen for business as usual.

I urge you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached by phone at 617-738-0700 or by email to and will respond as soon as we can.

Sports Dentistry Services Like Mouth Guards Have Important Benefits

To help protect your mouth and improve athletic performance, Dr. William Papadopoulos and his team provide sports dentistry services at our Brookline, MA practice to fit patients with custom mouth guards. A sports mouth guard can protect your teeth from stress- and impact-related injuries such as chips and cracks to preserve your natural teeth and oral health. Beacon Place Dental Group is an exclusive provider of GuardLab® mouth guards for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and other professional athletes and teams in the greater Boston, MA area. 

Woman holding a mouth guard aloft

What Is a Mouth Guard and How Does It Work?

GuardLab® mouth guards are created with strong yet soft materials to absorb the shock of an impact to protect your teeth, mouth, and jaw from injury. At Beacon Place Dental Group, we use a 3D scanner to create custom-fitted sports guards. Your protective mouth guard fits over your upper and/or lower teeth and prevents damage caused by impact and sports-related stress. 

How Can I Benefit from a Mouth Guard?

A customized mouth guard offers two primary benefits: enhanced athletic performance and protection for your teeth.

Enhanced Athletic Performance

While it doesn’t seem possible that a simple mouth guard could actually improve your athletic performance, scientific studies have shown that by decreasing pressure on the teeth and jaw and opening your airway through the use of a custom-fitted mouth guard, you will see improvements in your athletic performance.

  • By reducing your ability to clench your teeth and opening your airway, your mouth guard increases airflow, which can increase strength and speed.
  • Improved airflow delays the onset of lactic acid to improve endurance.
  • Relieving pressure on your teeth and jaw and improving airflow can improve your reaction time.
  • Decreasing the stress and tension on your jaw can stabilize your head, neck, and shoulder muscles.

Protection of Your Teeth

In any sport, but in high-impact sports especially, a custom-fitted mouth guard is essential to protect your teeth from damage. Even athletes in lower-impact sports who find themselves clenching their teeth may benefit from a custom-fitted mouth guard.

  • A customized mouth guard will protect your teeth from damage due to an impact to the face and mouth.
  • Your custom-fitted mouth guard can also protect your teeth from damage caused by stress such as clenching your teeth, including chips, cracks, TMJ problems, and more.

Sports Dentistry

Schedule an Appointment Today

The right mouth guard can make a difference. If you are an athlete and do not yet have a custom-fitted mouth guard, contact our office today to schedule a 3D scan for your custom-fitted mouth guard.

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1371 Beacon St
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Brookline, MA 02446

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