Does your son or daughter love sports and physical activity? You probably love to see them staying active and healthy. What you undoubtedly don’t like to think about is how easy it would be for them to break or knock out a tooth while they play. So before they get to the field or court, make sure they have all the sports safety equipment they need, including an athletic mouthguard! Your children’s dentist, Dr. Cassie Allison, offers ideal protection for active smiles with custom-made athletic mouthguards in Colleyville, TX. Read on to learn more about this small but important dental device then give us a call to schedule your child’s next appointment!
An athletic mouthguard is a piece of sports gear that is typically fitted over the upper row of teeth. They’re made of durable materials that are designed to shield the teeth and redistribute force from an impact to protect the mouth. Namely, they help protect teeth from chips, cracks, fractures, and becoming knocked-out. In addition to shielding teeth from blows to the face, they also act as a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, which keeps them from crashing into each other. Mouthguards safeguard other areas of your child’s mouth as well. They keep soft tissues like the tongue and lips safe from injury and lower the risk of breaking or dislocating the jaw. Some studies even suggest that they can reduce the likelihood or severity of concussions.
While you can go to your local pharmacy or grocery store to pick up a stock boil-and-bite mouthguard, these products don’t fully protect your child’s smile. They’re often bulky, uncomfortable to wear, and wear down quickly. Instead, come visit us for a custom-made, high-quality athletic mouthguard that offers optimal:
The American Dental Association and the Academy of Sports Dentistry recommend that mouthguards are worn during a long list of sports and physical activities, including:
Whether you or your child stay active professionally, for school, or just for fun, an athletic mouthguard is an essential piece of safety equipment that you shouldn’t go without. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation for the athletic smile in your family!