About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards that are custom-made by a dentist, like our dentists in Glendale, AZ, can be used to protect the teeth during contact sports (i.e. football and martial arts) 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 reaction time, strength, and endurance. While over-the-counter mouth guards are less expensive, custom mouth guards from our dentists at West Valley Family Dental are made from higher quality materials, fit more comfortably, last longer, and offer better protection, which can prevent costly dental procedures.
Mouth Guards Reviews
"As much as I dread going to the dentist for dental cleaning/cavity checkups, West Valley Dental Office has been my dental care home for 10+ years. Ive gone through braces back in high school, to mouth guards, and they have been there throughout the process. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and the dentists/dental hygienists are very knowledgable."- A.M. / Google / Oct 14, 2016
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 West Valley Family Dental in Glendale, AZ, 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 exams and cleanings at West Valley Family Dental. With proper care and wear, 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 West Valley Family Dental will confirm each patient's benefits and out-of-pocket expenses. To help make custom mouth guards more affordable for our patients, West Valley Family Dental 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 West Valley Family Dental offer custom mouth guards for sports to help protect your teeth, jaw, and gums from accidents and injuries. A custom mouth guard from West Valley Family Dental in Glendale, AZ protects your oral health with a comfortable fit and a more natural feel.