Sport Injuries: Why Your Child Needs A Mouth Guard

By In General Dentistry April 1, 2018

Prevent Injuries

Spring is here and it’s time to remind you about protecting your face and teeth during sports. If you ask parents what they’re most afraid of when their child is playing sports, a majority of them say injuries. Despite 70% of parents admitting to this, according to American Association of Orthodontists 67% say their child doesn’t wear a mouth guard.

A lot of dental and facial injuries from sports can be prevented by wearing a fitted mouth guard. You don’t want to play the reactive game of repairing and healing injuries. Here are the types of injuries you can prevent:

chipped or broken teeth
cheek and lip injuries
jaw fractures
mouth lacerations
even some concussions
In addition to wearing a mouth guard, you should also remind your child to: wear a helmet, stretch before and after sports, wear protective eyewear, be cognizant of the environment.

Book an appointment with Bayside Dental & Orthodontics to get a new custom fit mouth guard.

Why Should I Choose A Custom Fit Mouth Guard?
If you’re child wears braces, avoid mouth guards that mold to your teeth and don’t allow for movement. Your child’s orthodontic treatment is designed to allow teeth to move into the desired position.

Our custom fit mouth guards have these benefits:

Most protection and comfort
Fit for all sports
Cushion the jaws
Cover all teeth
Do not interfere with speaking or breathing
If your child is still growing, their jaw is probably growing out of last year’s mouth guard as well.

Call us with your questions about mouth guards or your treatment today!.