Playing sports is a healthy activity most parents want to encourage, but did you realise that an unwanted blow to the mouth can chip, crack or fracture teeth, or even knock them out entirely? Dental injuries are often upsetting and can lead to a lifetime of costly restorative care. It’s estimated that one-third of all dental injuries are sports-related, but a well-fitting custom mouthguard can prevent many of these accidents.
Wearing a mouthguard is especially crucial if your child participates in collision sports, like hockey, football or boxing. But they are also helpful for any types of sports where there is a risk of accidental contact and when wearing a mouthguard could prevent dental injuries.
Why Choose a Custom Mouthguard?
Wearing an over-the-counter mouthguard cannot provide the level of protection needed during sports whereas a custom-made mouthguard is specifically designed to provide the very best level of protection for your child’s teeth. It is fabricated using an exact mould of their mouth and is thickened in critical areas. The mouthguard is shaped to fit comfortably over the teeth and gums, without hindering breathing, so it is more likely to be used. It is also much easier to speak with a custom mouthguard!