Our pediatric dentist and team are committed to helping your child enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. If your child plays a sport, our pediatric dentist may recommend that they be fitted for a custom athletic mouth guard. Also known as sports guards, these oral appliances are designed to protect your child’s smile while they play. Sports guards are recommended gear for any athletic activity and are often required equipment for high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, rugby, soccer and basketball.
While you can purchase generic mouth guards at local sporting goods stores, the best protection comes from a custom-made mouth guard. Custom sports guards are designed to fit your child’s smile comfortably and provide the maximum amount of protection. Custom mouth guards prevent injuries such as knocked out and chipped teeth, as well as injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums. Sports guards also help to reduce the likelihood of a jaw or neck injury.
We invite you to call us today to schedule an appointment at our office and learn more about how your child can benefit from wearing a sports mouth guard. We look forward to helping you care for your child’s smile!