Mouthguards

Nothing is more important than protecting our children, especially during their favorite sports and activities. At Frisco Mini Molars Pediatric Dentistry, we share your commitment to keeping your child safe and smiling brightly. Led by Dr. Laura Mitchell, a trusted pediatric dentist known for her dedication to children’s oral health, our practice proudly offers custom mouthguards in Frisco designed to provide optimal protection and peace of mind for parents and kids alike.

What are Custom Mouthguards?

Sports and physical activities are essential for your child’s physical and social development, but they also come with inherent risks, including dental injuries. Mouthguards are protective devices worn over the teeth and gums to prevent injuries during sports and other physical activities. Mouthguards act as a cushion, absorbing and distributing the force of impact to reduce the risk of broken teeth, lacerations to the lips and cheeks, and other dental injuries.

What are the Benefits of Custom Mouthguards?

Custom mouthguards offer several advantages over generic, over-the-counter mouthguards:

  1. Custom Fit: Unlike one-size-fits-all mouthguards, custom mouthguards will fit your child’s unique oral anatomy comfortably and securely. This custom fit ensures maximum protection and minimizes the risk of the mouthguard slipping or becoming dislodged during activity.
  2. Optimal Protection: Custom mouthguards provide superior protection against dental injuries by precisely conforming to the contours of your child’s teeth and gums. They effectively absorb and dissipate impact forces, reducing the likelihood of broken teeth, fractured jaws, and soft tissue injuries.
  3. Comfort and Compliance: Because custom mouthguards fit your child’s mouth perfectly, they are more comfortable to wear for extended periods, increasing the likelihood that your child will actually use them during sports and physical activities.
  4. Improved Speech and Breathing: Custom mouthguards are designed to accommodate your child’s bite and jaw position, allowing for normal speech and breathing while wearing the mouthguard. This custom design promotes better communication and overall comfort during play.

Our Approach to Custom Mouthguards

We believe in taking a proactive approach to protecting your child’s smile. Dr. Mitchell and our experienced dental professionals provide personalized and effective solutions to keep your child’s teeth and gums safe during sports and recreational activities. Here’s what you can expect when your child receives a custom mouthguard from our practice:

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Comprehensive Evaluation

Before recommending a mouthguard, Dr. Mitchell will thoroughly evaluate your child's oral health and discuss their specific needs and activity level. This exam allows us to determine your child's most appropriate type of mouthguard.

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Custom Fabrication

If we recommend a custom mouthguard, we will take impressions of your child's teeth to create a precise mold of their mouth. Using this mold, our skilled dental technicians will fabricate a custom mouthguard tailored to perfectly fit your child's teeth and gums.

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Fitting and Adjustments

Your child will return to our office for a fitting appointment once the mouthguard is ready. Dr. Mitchell will ensure that the mouthguard fits comfortably and securely and make any necessary adjustments to optimize its fit and performance.

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Education and Maintenance

We will provide instructions on properly wearing, cleaning, and maintaining the mouthguard to ensure its longevity and effectiveness. We will also schedule regular check-ups to monitor the fit and condition of the mouthguard over time.

Custom Mouthguards in Frisco, TX

By investing in a custom mouthguard from Frisco Mini Molars Pediatric Dentistry, you’re giving your child the best possible defense against dental trauma, ensuring they can stay active and confident on the field, court, or playground. With our expertise in pediatric dentistry and our dedication to excellence, you can trust us to deliver high-quality custom mouthguards that offer superior protection and peace of mind. Please schedule an appointment with us today and experience the difference of pediatric dentistry done right!