They may be just small dental appliances but mouth guards are actually one of the most important protective gears that athletes wear while playing their chosen sports. Mouth guards protect the teeth, tongue, lips and cheeks from any blows that can tear the soft facial tissues or move the jaw out of place. By softening these blows, they lower the risk for maxillofacial injury or should it happen, lessen its severity. Because mouth guards have become such an indispensable part of many sports and games, many ready-made and pre-formed “boil and bite” mouth guards can be easily bought at just about any sporting goods store.

However, to ensure you get the best fit for maximum protection, Texas dentist Dr. John Hucklebridge provides patients in the Plano area the Under Armour Performance Mouthwear custom-made mouth guards that not only protect you from losing your teeth during rough play but also give you optimum performance. This specially-designed mouth guard does this by pivoting the lower jaw forward to relieve pressure on your jaw’s temporomandibular joints (TMJ) which helps prevent the excessive production of cortisol. At elevated levels, the stress hormone cortisol can cause a decrease in muscle mass leading to muscle weakness that could affect your performance in your sport.

Getting the Under Armour Performance Mouthwear is easy. It only takes a 20-minute painless procedure for Dr. Hucklebridge to take a bite registration and an impression of both your upper and lower teeth and 10 days for the centralized Bite Tech laboratory to create the mouth guard. Mouth guards are not just for professional athletes but also for adults and even kids aged 8 years old and above who engage in contact sports such as martial arts, football and basketball can start wearing it. Even players of non-contact or limited-contact sports like skateboarding or baseball, during which a player still likely to suffer a blow to the face or head, can benefit from this hi-performance mouth guard.

To secure an appointment with Dr. Hucklebridge for your custom-made mouth guard fitting, call Plano Smile Studio, a certified dental center for Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, at 972-398-2550.