It’s the start of the sporting season, and it’s time to make sure your child has a well-fitting mouthguard. Sports mouthguards help protect children against dental emergencies, cushioning a blow to the face and reducing the risk of chipped or broken teeth, or knocking out teeth entirely. A mouthguard also protects the jaws, lips, tongue and cheeks. It is an essential piece of athletic equipment that should be worn whenever your child is participating in recreational and sporting activities that could cause a blow to the face.
A custom-fitted mouthguard offers the best level of protection and is comfortable to wear. It won’t fall out or obstruct your child’s breathing or speech and is neutral tasting and odour free. Usually, custom mouthguards fit over the upper teeth, but if your child has braces on their lower teeth, they may need a mouth protector for those teeth too. If your child doesn’t yet have a properly fitted sports mouthguard, contact us for an appointment.
Because children’s teeth and jaws are growing quite rapidly, it is essential to make sure your child’s mouthguard is refitted regularly. We suggest bringing it to their dental examinations so we can check the fit, can ensure the mouthguard isn’t damaged, and if necessary, can remake it.