It is estimated that 5 million teeth will be knocked out due to sports in this year alone. Protect your child from sports injuries and chipped or cracked teeth with a mouthguard. According to the American Dental Association, sports mouthguards can prevent over 200,000 injuries. Mouthguards should be worn by children for contact sports, where they may be hit by a ball or other players.
Benefits of Mouthguards
Mouth guards offer:
- Protection from tooth loss
- A reduced chance of concussion
- Protection of dental work from damage
- A secure and stable fit
A custom-fit mouthguard ensures that teeth are protected at all times. Over-the-counter mouthguards are often uncomfortable and can easily fall out. They may also interfere with breathing and speaking.
Sports Mouthguards: What to Expect
Professional custom-fit mouthguards can prevent people from having to resort to solutions like dental crowns or tooth bonding for cracked and chipped teeth. They may also prevent missing teeth and extensive implant treatment.
To create a mouthguard, a mold of your child’s teeth will be created to ensure a custom fit. The mouthguard should be cleaned regularly with antibacterial solution and thoroughly cleaned once a month. This prevents bacteria from multiplying and keeps the appliance fresh for regular use.
Schedule an Appointment
If you need a sports mouthguard for your child, call Payette Dental at 208.243.9807. Dr. Hyder and his team offer professional and comprehensive care for patients of all ages.