Our pediatric dentists are dedicated to keeping your child's smile healthy and free from pain. To help us do this, we provide several types of mouth guards at our office. For our athletic patients, we often recommend a type of mouth guard called an athletic mouth guard or sports guard. Sports guards fit over your child's teeth while he or she plays sports and participates in other athletic activities to protect your child's smile from injury. Sports guards are especially important for our patients who play high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, and rugby; however, all types of athletes can benefit from an athletic mouth guard. Whether your child plays soccer, basketball, or baseball, a sports guard can be a great way to protect his or her smile and keep it safe.
While a number of types of athletic mouth guards are available, a custom-made mouth guard is the most effective in protecting your child's smile. This type of mouth guard is designed to comfortably fit your child's smile and prevent dental injury such as knocked-out and chipped teeth. A sports guard can also help to prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, and gums.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about mouth guards and their benefits. We look forward to caring for your child's smile!