Mouth guards are used to protect the natural teeth, dental restorations and gums from damage caused by contact sports or activities that pose a risk to the teeth. If your child participates in any kind of contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that they wear a mouthguard. There are three basic types of mouthguards: the pre-made mouthguard, the “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard, and a custom-made mouthguard from the dentist. When you choose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well-fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent your child from breathing properly. Your dentist can show your child how to wear a mouthguard properly and how to choose the right mouthguard to protect his or her smile.
Your child might benefit from a custom mouth guard if they participate in high-impact sports activities and have all the permanent teeth erupted.
Our custom guards are designed to protect far more than the tooth enamel; they can help shield the soft tissues of the mouth against bruising, lacerations, and even nerve damage. Since our mouth guards are hand-processed, they also tend to be low-profile and offer a better fit for the comfort of your child while playing sports.