Sports Dentistry Mouthguards
If your child plays a contact sport, you’ll need to have a conversation with your child’s pediatric dentist at Children’s Dental Care about getting a mouth guard.
A blow to the head while playing hockey or football can knock out or fracture teeth. To protect your child’s smile while they play, we recommend they get fitted for a custom mouth guard. The cost of a sports mouth guard is far overshadowed by the cost to repair broken or knocked out teeth. Tooth restoration procedures can also interfere with your child’s ability to participate in sports.
Benefits of Mouth Guards
A mouth guard made by our dentists is custom fit to your child’s teeth for the ultimate protection. This also means that your child will be able to breathe and talk normally. A teeth guard prevents or minimizes sports dental injuries. The best dental mouth guard for your child should be durable, comfortable, and easy to clean.
Mouth Guards for Braces
If your child has braces or another fixed dental appliance, they’ll still need to wear mouth guards while playing sports. The stock dental guards you can buy at sporting good stores won’t offer the protection your child needs when they’re getting tackled on the football field. Our dentists will be able to create a dental mouth guard that protects your child’s lower teeth as well.
The best dental mouth guard for your child should be durable, comfortable, and easy to clean!
Since braces are designed to move your teeth into optimal alignment, you’ll need a custom fit mouth guard. Otherwise, a one-size-fits-all mouth guard could damage the brackets and undo any progress made with orthodontic treatment.
The pediatric dentists at Children’s Dental Care are able to prevent oral injuries with a football mouth guard or mouth guards for other contact sports. To schedule a dentist appointment for the young athlete in your family, call any of our offices in Canton, Dearborn, and Livonia.