About Mouth Guards
When it comes to mouth guards, they are not one-size-fits-all, but instead they must be customized to fit your unique mouth for the greatest benefit. At the practice of Bedford, TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Scott Staffel, he custom makes mouth guards to be used during a number of sports and activities. Dr. Staffel often creates mouth guards for his patients to use during football, hockey, skateboarding, biking, and more. These highly-durable mouth guards are meant to protect the entire mouth, including the teeth, gums, and jaws. Mouth guards help to reduce stress on the mouth, as well. As compared to store bought guards, custom mouth guards are made from higher quality materials, last longer, and provide overall better protection from accidents and injuries.
"Aside from the fact that the entire team here is very understanding and extremely competent, they are down to earth and dont talk over your head. Dr. Staffel and his time were super helpful in quelling my fear of needles and dentists as a whole. Love them"- R.P. / Google / Oct 16, 2020
"I went in with an emergency situation that was handled promptly and throughly even though this was not my regular dentist. Staff was courteous and friendly. Dr Staffel appeared very knowledgeable and was very interested in learning the complete history of my situation to complete the treatment. He did a great job with the repair. I think I’ve found the dentist I’ve been searching for since moving to the DFW ares of Texas."- A.T. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2020
"Our family has been going to Dr. Staffel for years and now our grandchildren go as well. We trust him & the office staff who always makes us feel like family along with the professionalism that is always present Anytime someone asks for a dentist in the local area … we always give them Dr Staffel’s number"- A.A. / Google / Aug 03, 2020
"Very thorough and professional. Excellent service. COVID procedures in place. Well done."- D.F. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"Dr Staffel and his group are truly the best of the best in the dental field. My two children and I have been going to Dr Staffel for 20+ years and the dental care has always been exceptional."- D.D. / Yelp / May 26, 2020
What to Expect
To begin the process of creating a customized mouth guard, the dentist will first take digital X-rays and impressions to cover every angle of the mouth for the ideal fit. The X-rays and impressions will be sent to the dental laboratory where advanced technology and high-quality materials will be used to create the mouth guard. Once the mouth guard is sent back to the dentist’s office, the patient will come back in so that the dentist can adjust the mouth guard for the best fit and the most comfortable bite. Any needed changes can be made, as well.
After the patient has received the mouth guard, the dentist will go over the care instructions and recommended tips to keep the guard in tip-top shape. A patient will learn the best way to clean and store the mouth guard. A patient should bring the mouth guard to all future dental appointments to ensure the fit is still proper, to look for any signs of wear and tear, and to repair or replace as needed. With proper care and use, a mouth guard can last up to 8 years.
Since a custom mouth guard isn’t typically considered a medical necessity, insurance usually won’t cover the cost. However, our office will still contact your insurance company to confirm your individual benefits. To help make mouth guards more affordable for our patients, we do accept many forms of payment and offer financing plans.
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Do you want to protect your mouth during sports and other physical activities? A customized mouth guards is one of the easiest ways to go. The guard can help you avoid costly and painful dental repairs. Our custom mouth guards are designed to help protect your teeth, gums, and jaw from trauma and injury. A custom mouth guard protects your oral health with a comfortable fit and a natural feel. Call us today to learn more.