About Mouth Guards
Mouth guards that are made-to-order by a dental professional, such as our dentists in Durham, NC, may be used to defend the mouth while playing contact sports (i.e. hockey and football) or other sports that can have a high risk of injury (i.e. biking and skateboarding). In addition to shielding the teeth, jaw, and gums, wearing a mouth guards has also been shown to improve athletic performance by decreasing stress, which lessens the production of hormones that can constrain endurance, strength, and reaction time. Although store-bought mouth guards are cheaper, custom-made mouth guards from our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham are crafted from better quality supplies, fit more securely, last for a longer time, and provide more protection, which can prevent expensive dental treatments.
"This dental office is exceptional!!! Dr. Zhao and his staff are professional, caring and helpful. Jessica and Jasmine are caring and professional assistants. I have had issues, unexpected, and I was treated with care and concern. This is an excellent facility and a caring staff. Thank you Dr. Zhao and your exceptional staff. Patricia Taylor"- P.T. / Yelp / Jun 29, 2018
"Great dental office. Great front desk staff, great financial staff and Dr. Zhao is an excellent dentist. He explains thoroughly, he is professional and a gentle dentist. I have been afraid of going to the dentist in the past, and although I feel better, it is because of Dr. Zhao, Jasmine, Jessica and Lisa. Everyone is very professional Even though I have had issues with my dental health, I have felt supported and taken care of very well. Dental work is expensive, but I appreciate the options presented by Dr. Zhao as the expert. Professional and excellent staff!!! If you need to visit a dentist, visit Dr. Zhao and his staff. You will be treated with respect and professionalism."- P.T. / Google / Jun 29, 2018
"Lisa and Jessica made this a very pleasant visit. The compassion and personal care of the two of them made me more at ease about my dental procedure."- S.W. / Google / May 04, 2018
"Great staff and service"- M.N. / Google / Apr 28, 2018
"Easy and user friendly"- T.R. / Google / Apr 15, 2018
What to Expect
To make the mouth guard, our dentists will take a collection of digital X-rays and physical impressions for the dental workshop where sophisticated equipment and superior resources will be used to craft the patient's custom mouth guard. As soon as the mouth guard is returned to DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC, our dentists will fit the mouth guard for the patient's ideal fit and the most secure bite.
Our dentists will explain all mouth guard maintenance guidelines, particularly the ideal method to wash and carry the mouth guard. To confirm the fit and wear of the guard is fine-tuned when needed, the patient should take their mouth guard to each of their scheduled appointments at DentalWorks - Durham. With good use and care, a mouth guard can be kept as many as 5 - 8 years, so our dentists will examine the mouth guard frequently and help every patient determine when they need a new mouth guard.
A custom-made mouth guard is typically not paid by insurance companies, however DentalWorks - Durham will determine every individual's benefits and personal expenses. To help make custom-made mouth guards reasonably priced for our patients, DentalWorks - Durham does take several methods of payment and we also have financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Protect and Prevent
To help you prevent expensive dental procedures, our dentists at DentalWorks - Durham offer custom-made mouth guards for physical activities to help shield your jaw, teeth, and gums from injury and trauma. A custom-made mouth guard from DentalWorks - Durham in Durham, NC guards your dental health with a snug fit and a better feeling.