About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards that are custom-made by a dentist, like our dentists in Forest Park, IL, can be used to protect the teeth during contact sports (i.e. martial arts and football) or activities that may involve falling (i.e. skateboarding and biking). In addition to protecting the teeth, gums, and jaw, using a mouth guards has also been proven to help athletic performance by reducing stress, which minimizes the release of hormones that can limit strength, reaction time, and endurance. While over-the-counter mouth guards are less expensive, custom mouth guards from our dentists at DentalWorks - Forest Park are made from higher quality materials, fit more comfortably, last longer, and offer better protection, which can prevent costly dental procedures.
What to Expect
To customize the mouth guard, our dentists take a series of digital X-rays and impressions for the dental laboratory where advanced technology and high quality materials will be used to create the patient's unique mouth guard. Once the mouth guard is sent back to DentalWorks - Forest Park in Forest Park, IL, our dentists will adjust the mouth guard for the patient's best fit and the most comfortable bite.
Our dentists will go over all mouth guard care instructions, including the best way to clean and store the mouth guard. To ensure the wear and fit of the guard is adjusted as needed, the patient should bring their mouth guard to all of their cleaning appointments at DentalWorks - Forest Park. With proper care, a mouth guard can last up to eight years, but 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 covered by dental insurance plans, but DentalWorks - Forest Park will confirm each patient's benefits and out-of-pocket expenses. To help make custom mouth guards more affordable for our patients, DentalWorks - Forest Park does accept many forms of payment and we also offer financing plans.
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Protect and Prevent
To help you avoid costly dental repairs, our dentists at DentalWorks - Forest Park offer custom mouth guards for sports to help protect your gums, teeth, and jaws from traumatic impact. A custom mouth guard from DentalWorks - Forest Park in Forest Park, IL protects your oral health with a comfortable fit and a more natural feel.