About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards that are custom-made by a dental professional, such as our dentists in Wake Forest, NC, may be used to protect the teeth during contact sports (i.e. football and hockey) 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 strength, endurance, and reaction time. While over-the-counter mouth guards are less expensive, custom mouth guards from our dentists at DentalWorks - Wake Forest are made from higher quality materials, fit more comfortably, last for a longer time, and offer better protection, which can prevent costly dental procedures.
"My husband needed an emergency appointment and they were quick to get us in. They did what needed to be done. The staff is very helpful and understanding. Definitely going back."- F.D. / Yelp / May 25, 2020
"My experience today at Dental Works as a new patient was good. I hadn’t visited a dentist office in years and scheduled an appointment for a dental emergency. Not only did they get me scheduled on the same day, but they also extracted the tooth that was bothering me and helped me get back on track just prior to closing. The front desk staff were friendly and supportive and the dental hygienist and dentist were professional and easy to interact with. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for a dentist."- K.J. / Google / Mar 06, 2020
"I had a lower front tooth break off only to see there was a cavity. I contacted DW and they called me on Friday and made me an appt for the following Monday at 8:00a.m. I got in on time and they were able to fill the tooth on the same day. I was very happy. :)"- L.B. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"The visit was good, friendly and professional staff. I would like them to ask how you're doing, or are you ok, while performing procedures, not once was l asked that during my cleaning, she did a great job cleaning my teeth, but just to the staff, l think that would be helpful at least for me. Thank you."- J.P. / Google / Mar 02, 2020
"It is a new group of Hygienist and Dentist there. But everyone was very nice and my Hygienist really took her time with me. Overall, a good experience!"- N.A. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
What to Expect with Mouth Guards
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 - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC, our dentists will adjust the mouth guard for the patient's ideal fit and the most secure bite.
Mouth Guards Treatment Aftercare
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 appointments at DentalWorks - Wake Forest. With proper care and use, 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.
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Mouth Guards Insurance Coverage
A custom mouth guard is usually not paid by insurance companies, however DentalWorks - Wake Forest will confirm every individual's benefits and personal expenses. To help make custom mouth guards more affordable for our patients, DentalWorks - Wake Forest does take many methods of payment and we also have financing plans.
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Mouth Guards Protect and Prevent
To help you prevent expensive dental repairs, our dentists at DentalWorks - Wake Forest offer custom mouth guards for sports to help protect your teeth, gums, and jaw from trauma and injury. A custom mouth guard from DentalWorks - Wake Forest in Wake Forest, NC protects your oral health with a comfortable fit and a better feel.