If you or someone in your family plays a sport (like football, boxing, soccer, hockey, wrestling, or baseball), then general dentist Dr. Nick Dovey strongly suggests getting a custom-made mouth guard to shield your gums, teeth, and jawbone from trauma. Compared to generic, store-bought mouth guards, custom-made mouth guards from Finest City Dental will be crafted and adjusted for you, which makes them even more effective and comfortable. If you wish to decrease the threat of harm to your mouth, we invite you to contact Finest City Dental in San Diego, CA to learn more about custom-made mouth guards.
Professionally made mouth guards are helpful if you or a member of your family participate in sports with high risks of injury or frequent contact. A number of our patients take part in football, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, softball, hockey, wrestling, and other activities. A professionally crafted mouth guard can also be particularly useful when you have dental restorations or braces because these can cut your gums and the soft tissues in your mouth. These appliances also have been known to assist athletes in sports without contact (jogging, yoga, weight lifting) by reducing strain on the jawbone. Since a custom-made mouth guard is created specifically for you, it usually fits more comfortably and lasts longer compared to boil and bite or stock mouth guards bought at sporting goods shops.
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"A Great big THANK YOU to Dr Dovey and Lexy as well as the rest of the crew for taking such great cave of my oral needs."- B.N. / Yelp / Mar 06, 2020
"Lexi was so amazing and did such a great job of making sure I was comfortable and well taken care of! She was so sweet and friendly through the entire process and it was so nice to have someone was so comforting! Many people are scared of the dentist - If you are one of those people I 1000% recommend you come see Lexi and Dr Dovey because they are so friendly and make sure you are so comfortable! I will be going to them for the remainder of my time in San Diego"- J.H. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2020
"I have been going to Dr Dovey for the past year. I have had two cleanings, fillings repaired and even a chipped tooth fixed. The chipped front tooth was my most recent appointment. The chip was really bad and I didn't even want to smile. Dr Dovey understood the embarrassment that I was experiencing and handled me with pure professionalism. Shannon was amazing getting me an appointment right away and Dr Dovey made my tooth look like nothing ever happened to it. It is a good feeling going to a dentist that you can trust. Dr Dovey and his staff are very honest and professional. My husband has recently started going to Finest City Dental and he has experienced the same satisfaction. Thank you Dr Dovey and his team at Finest City Dental!"- S.F. / Yelp / Feb 16, 2020
"Came in today for a cleaning. Dr. Dovey and his team were great. Happy to have found a new dentist in San Diego."- E.D. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
What to Expect
For the first step in making your mouth guard, Dr. Dovey will take a collection of physical and/or digital impressions. Your impressions then will be sent to a dental lab where professionals will craft your mouth guard using durable, high-quality materials. Once finished and delivered to our practice, you will return to Finest City Dental to get your guard fitted. Dr. Dovey will ensure that your mouth guard fits correctly and is comfortable to wear.
As soon as you get your guard, it's very important to wear it while playing sports or whenever your mouth requires extra protection. Taking care of your mouth guard will be critical in maintaining its lifespan. It's very important to keep your mouth guard in a secure location and wash it before and after every use. Dr. Dovey will discuss the correct way to wash your mouth guard, depending on the substances you plan to use. You should take your appliance to each dental appointment afterward so Dr. Dovey can check its current state and let you know when a new guard is necessary.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Dovey will talk about your options and prices. Finest City Dental accepts many payment methods, and we will be able to help you to find medical financing if needed. Insurance can cover a portion of the expense so we'll talk to your provider to find out your exact coverages and calculate your personal expenses.
Custom Mouth Guards
Safeguard your precious natural teeth and boost your performance in sports using a custom-made mouth guard. Dr. Dovey provides high-quality mouth guards to protect you from accidents and distresses that can occur when taking part in certain activities. Schedule an appointment at Finest City Dental in San Diego, CA to get more information regarding the advantages of custom mouth guards.