Mouthguards and Sports: Protecting Smiles

Does your child play sports that involve contact or possible harm to their mouth like football, basketball, martial arts, or skateboarding? Many young kids play sports or other physical activities without mouthguards, and it is important to protect their teeth, gums, and jaw from injury. Unprotected mouths are susceptible to dental trauma, which can be costly and affect teeth for years to come.

Why Mouthguards?

Just like a helmet protects your child’s head, wearing a mouthguard can help protect your child’s smile from injury. If your son or daughter plays any type of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that they wear dental protection. Whether your child wears braces or not, wearing a mouthguard is the best way to avoid dental injury while playing sports. Contact us today and ask us how we can protect your child’s teeth! We can determine the right mouthguard for your child and provide tips on how to wear it.