Mouthguards An Overview
Are you looking for a way to protect your child’s teeth during contact sports?
You may want to consider a custom mouthguard; they are specially designed to protect the teeth and gums during contact sports or other physical activity. Wearing a mouthguard can reduce your child’s risk of the premature tooth loss and other dental emergencies. Most dental injuries that patients sustain during sports can be avoided with a custom fit mouthguard.
Smile Dental Group offers custom designed mouthguards for patients of all ages. We work closely with our pediatric patients to help them understand the importance of protecting their teeth and maintain proper dental health habits. Part of that education understands the appropriate use of a mouthguard. We aim to help our patients achieve a healthy smile through patients education and personalized treatment planning.
Custom Mouthguard vs. Store Bought Mouthguard
Store bought mouthguards are not designed to fit your child’s teeth. An ill-fitted mouthguard cannot fully protect the teeth. Patients may remove their mouthguards and adjust it, which causes them to lose focus on their task at hand or worse—sustain a dental injury due to improper protection. A custom designed mouthguard offers several advantages over traditional over the counter mouthguards.
Benefits of Custom Mouthguards For Sports:
- Designed to fit specifically over your set of teeth
- Can be used as a preventive measure against knocked out and chipped teeth
- Helps protect the lower jaw
Mouthguards may also be used to treat patients with teeth grinding and teeth clenching. If you would like to learn more about custom designed mouthguards, visit our team at Smile Dental Group. Our team of dentists can work with you and your child to determine the most appropriate solution.