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Protect Your Kids With Mouthguards During Summer Break


Posted on 6/6/2022 by Fariba Mutschler
Protect Your Kids With Mouthguards During Summer BreakTo most kids, summer break presents an opportunity to enjoy sports and outdoor activities. While it's time to have fun and be active, summer breaks can present safety concerns, so it is essential you keep the kids safe and injury-free. There are many ways you can keep the kids safe, and one is getting them to wear a sports mouthguard.

Importance of Sports Mouthguards


A mouthguard serves to cover the upper teeth, preventing them from getting knocked out or broken. This helps reduce the chances of having to deal with a traumatic dental emergency. Mouthguards also help protect the soft tissues, including the lips, tongue, and cheeks, and reduce concussion severity since forces are redistributed from head and neck impacts. Your kid should wear custom mouthguard pieces when mountain biking, playing hockey, and other sports such as soccer, basketball, football, gymnastics, and skateboarding.

What Mouthguards to Choose


Not all mouthguards for sports are created equal. You should get mouthguards that are durable and tear-resistant. The mouthpieces should be able to fit the mouth of your child perfectly. You can get custom-made mouthguards for your kid from our pediatric team. Custom-made mouthguards are a bit thicker and comfortable to wear, meaning that your child won't remove them soon after wearing them. This can happen when children feel uncomfortable wearing the mouthpieces, especially if they are irritating the gums. Custom-made mouthguards have a more snug fit because they are specifically designed for your kid's mouth. They do not become loose and don't shift around inside the mouth.

To get custom-made mouthguards for your children, book an appointment with our pediatric dentist. Once the dentist takes impressions, he or she will make the custom pieces and call you back for the child to try them out. Your child deserves a joyful, injury-free summer break, and it only makes sense if you are able to provide the oral equipment they need to protect themselves.
My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.


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