Whether it be football, baseball, hockey, boxing, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball or any other sports your children may be involved with, we want you to understand the importance of mouthguards. Believe us when we tell you that we have seen some horrific mouth trauma as a result of a sports-related mishap.
We all know that accidents can happen and we want your children to be as safe as possible. Mouthguards work by cushioning the blow of any contact that may occur during sports. They can protect your children from chipped, broken or lost teeth, lip and cheek wounds, and jaw injuries. It is even more important that children with braces wear mouthguards to protect from broken brackets or other appliance damage.
We recommend that you purchase a boil and bite or stock mouth guard which you can easily find online, at a local sports store or pharmacy. The boil and bite style mouth guard will give your child a better protection over the stock variety because they are fitted to their teeth through the process of boiling water and allowing the material to mold the mouth. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes.
Remember, as, with anything that goes in the mouth, it is essential to keep the mouthguards clean. They need to be thoroughly brushed after each use, and stored in a container with vents to allow it to dry which will prevent the growth of bacteria.
A mouthguard is an essential component to sports safety, and we are happy to help you find the best option for your child. Please feel free to call our office to discuss your options. The health of your children’s teeth is our utmost priority.