If you or your child plays a high-impact sport (such as boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, hockey, or baseball), then dentists Dr. Nam Kim and Dr. Minho Chang highly recommend investing in a custom mouth guard to protect the teeth, tongue, gums, and jaw. Unlike generic mouth guards bought at the store, custom mouth guards from Luminous Dental Studio will be molded and fit only for you, making it more comfortable and effective. If you want to reduce the chance of damage, we encourage you to contact Luminous Dental Studio in Frisco, TX for more information about custom mouth guards.
Mouth guards are important if you or your child plays a sport that involves any impact or has a high risk of injury. Many of our patients participate in volleyball, martial arts, football, softball, soccer, hockey, wrestling, and other contact sports. A mouth guard can be especially helpful if you have braces or dental restorations since these can easily 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 and alleviating wear on the enamel of the teeth from the pressure from stress grinding. Since a custom mouth guard is made especially for your needs, it typically fits better and lasts longer than stock or boil and bite mouth protectors available at sporting goods stores.
What to Expect
To create your mouth guard, Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang will take a series of 3D digital impressions to make a mold of your mouth. Your impressions will be sent off to a dental laboratory where your mouth guard will be carefully crafted from durable, high-quality materials. Once made and sent back to our office, you will come back for a fitting. Our dentists will make sure that your mouth guard fits properly and feels comfortable.
Once you receive your mouth guard, it is important to wear it while playing sports or anytime your mouth needs protection. Caring for your mouth guard will be crucial in preserving its lifespan. It is important to store it in a safe place and clean it before and after use. Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang 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 we can inspect its condition and tell you when a replacement is needed.
A Smile Worth Protecting
Defend your oral health and improve your athletic performance with a custom mouth guard. Luminous Dental Studio offers high-quality mouth guards to prevent injuries and discomfort during impact sports. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang in Frisco, TX to learn more about the benefits of custom mouth guards. You have a smile worth safeguarding with an investment in a custom mouth guard.