About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards that are custom-made by a dental professional, such as our dentists in Pleasant Hills, PA, may be used to protect the teeth during contact sports (i.e. football and rugby) 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, reaction time, and strength. While over-the-counter mouth guards are less expensive, custom mouth guards from our dentists at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills are made from higher quality materials, fit more comfortably, last for a longer time, and offer better protection, which can prevent costly dental procedures.
"Yesterday was my first time at the location. I had an abscess tooth and was in immediate need of relief. I just walked in and they were able to see me within the hour. Everyone was professional and kind. Since, Dentalworks was not able to remove the tooth, Dr. Gomez gave me a referral for an oral surgeon. The dental team also outlined a variety of procedures that I will need in the future (my teeth are horrible and it has been a while since I saw a dentist.) They all explained why the procedures would be needed versus just telling me about them. I appreciated it quite a lot. The fact I got xrays, a treatment plan, an antibiotic, and a referral immediately and for only a few dollars, I am more than pleased."- J.M. / Google / May 01, 2019
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"DentalWorks was great! They took me in 5 minutes before my appointment time for my dental cleaning and exam. The hygienist was very good and the dentist was friendly and very good. They did a procedure on my front teeth to protect the nerve. I didn't need to schedule another appointment. Thanks very much!"- D.M. / Google / Feb 20, 2019
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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 - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA, 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 cleanings and exams at DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills. With proper wear 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 - Pleasant Hills will confirm every individual's benefits and personal expenses. To help make custom mouth guards more affordable for our patients, DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills 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 - Pleasant Hills offer custom mouth guards for sports to help protect your jaw, gums, and teeth from trauma and accidents. A custom mouth guard from DentalWorks - Pleasant Hills in Pleasant Hills, PA protects your oral health with a comfortable fit and a better feel.