About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards that are custom-made by a dental professional, such as our dentists in Sterling Heights, MI, may be used to protect the teeth during contact sports (i.e. hockey and football) or activities that may have a high risk of falling (i.e. skateboarding and biking). In addition to protecting the teeth, gums, and jaw, wearing a mouth guards has also been shown to help athletic performance by reducing stress, which minimizes the production of hormones that can limit endurance, strength, and reaction time. While over-the-counter mouth guards are less expensive, custom mouth guards from our dentists at DentalWorks - Sterling Heights are made from higher quality materials, fit more comfortably, last for a longer time, and offer better protection, which can prevent costly dental procedures.
What to Expect
To customize the mouth guard, our dentists will take a series of digital X-rays and impressions for the dental laboratory where advanced equipment and high quality materials will be used to create the patient's unique mouth guard. Once the mouth guard is sent back to DentalWorks - Sterling Heights in Sterling Heights, MI, our dentists will adjust the mouth guard for the patient's ideal fit and the most secure bite.
Our dentists will go over all mouth guard care instructions, including the best way to wash and store the mouth guard. To ensure the fit and wear of the guard is adjusted as needed, the patient should take their mouth guard to all of their scheduled appointments at DentalWorks - Sterling Heights. With proper use and care, a mouth guard can last up to eight years, so our dentists will check the mouth guard regularly and help each patient decide when to get a replacement.
A custom mouth guard is usually not paid by insurance companies, however DentalWorks - Sterling Heights will confirm every individual's benefits and personal expenses. To help make custom mouth guards more affordable for our patients, DentalWorks - Sterling Heights does take many methods of payment and we also have financing plans.
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Protect and Prevent
To help you prevent expensive dental repairs, our dentists at DentalWorks - Sterling Heights offer custom mouth guards for sports to help protect your jaw, teeth, and gums from injury and trauma. A custom mouth guard from DentalWorks - Sterling Heights in Sterling Heights, MI protects your oral health with a comfortable fit and a better feel.