Mouth Guards Overview
If you or your child plays a high-impact sport (for example, soccer, football, boxing, baseball, wrestling, or hockey), then experienced dentist Dr. James Peterson highly recommends a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw. Unlike generic mouth guards bought at the store, a customized mouth guard from James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will be molded and fitted specifically for you, making it more comfortable and effective. If you would like to reduce the possibility of damage to your mouth, we encourage you to contact James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Coppell, TX to learn more about custom mouth guards.
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
Custom mouth guards are important if you or your child play a sport that involves physical contact or has a high risk of injury. Many of our patients participate in volleyball, football, martial arts, hockey, soccer, softball, wrestling, and more. A custom-made mouth guard can be especially beneficial if you have braces or dental restorations since these can cut your gums and the soft tissue lining your mouth. Mouth guards have also been proven to help athletes in non-contact sports (running, yoga, weight training) by decreasing tension on the jaw. Since a custom mouth guard is made specifically for your needs, it generally fits better and lasts longer than stock or boil and bite mouth protectors available at sporting goods stores.
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What to Expect with Mouth Guards
To create your mouth guard, Dr. Peterson will take a series of digital dental impressions. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental laboratory where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from durable, high-quality materials. Once completed and shipped back to our office, you will come back to our office for a fitting. Dr. Peterson will make sure your guard fits properly and feels comfortable.
Mouth Guards Follow-Up
When you receive your mouth guard, it is important to wear it while playing sports or whenever your mouth needs protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be crucial in preserving its lifespan. It is necessary to store it in a safe place and clean it before and after use. Dr. Peterson will go over the best way to clean your mouth guard based on the materials used. You should bring it with you to every dental appointment so Dr. Peterson can inspect its condition and tell you when a replacement is necessary.
Custom Mouth Guards
Protect your oral health and improve your athletic performance with a custom mouth guard. Dr. Peterson offers quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and discomfort during sports. Schedule a consultation at James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Coppell, TX to learn more about the benefits of mouth guards.