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To ensure that your child’s smile can continue to function effectively for the rest of their life, you want to make sure that they have oral health care strategies in place to keep their teeth and gums safe. Not only do you need to make sure that they are establishing an effective oral hygiene routine to limit the effects of harmful debris and plaque buildup, but they need to lower their risk for oral accidents and injuries by wearing safety appliances such as mouth guards.

Three common types of mouth guards that can help protect your child’s smile include custom-made mouth guards, which are made by our dentist, boil-and-bite mouth guards, which match your child’s dental impression when bitten into, and stock guards, which are preformed and ready-to-wear. Speak with one of our dentists to determine which type of mouth guard is best for your child’s oral health needs.

When your child has their mouth guard in place, make sure that it is kept safe and free of contamination. If it gets dirty it will need to be washed with cool, soapy water. Be sure they rinse off the residue before placing it back into their mouth. Furthermore, the mouth guard needs to be stored in a sturdy container and never left where it can crack or warp, including in the sun or hot water. They also need to make sure that is kept out of reach of family pets or siblings who might decide to use them as chew toys.

Now is the best time to visit the dental office of Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry for mouth guards. Dr. Hardy, Dr. Bushell and our team at our office in South Jordan, Utah, is here to ensure your child receives the customizable sports mouth guard to keep their smile in peak condition. For assistance, we can be reached at 801-446-2080.