Sport-related dental injuries can be prevented by wearing a mouthguard. Mouthguards help to cushion the damage to your child’s mouth from a blowor heavy hit. Dental injuries such as broken teeth, jaw injuries, or cuts to the lip or tongue are reduced when a mouthguard is used.
Use of a mouthguard is usually thought of for contact sports, like boxing, football, hockey, and
lacrosse. However, even in non-contact sports like gymnastics or skateboarding, mouthguard use can
help prevent or lower mouth and jaw injuries.
Our dentists at A Smile Pediatric Dentistry can make a custom mouthguard that fits your child’s mouth. Treating a sports-related dental injury can cost thousands of dollars, so a custom-made mouthguard for your child is an excellent investment!
Remember : The best mouthguard is one that fits properly and is worn regularly! If you choose to buy a ready-made mouthguard, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Mouthguards that have earned the ADA Seal were tested and found to meet ADA standards of safety and effectiveness. This means they
can help protect your child’s teeth and mouth from injury when used as directed.