Kids’ Sports Gear Should Include a Mouth Guard
Anybody who has a child participating in organized sports worries about injuries brought about as a result of that sport. And it matters not whether it’s a contact sport like football or the less impactful activity like tennis. There’s always the threat of injury.
That’s why many dentists — as well as the American Dental Association — are firm believers in mouth guards as being invaluable in protecting against injuries to the mouth. These same dentists and the ADA also believe that a custom-made mouth guard is superior to the ones you can pick up at your local sports store.
For one thing, a custom-created guard fits better in your child’s mouth, which means they’ll be more comfortable — and which also means your young athletes are more likely to use them. Also, because they fit well, it’s more likely that the guard will remain in place, rather than rambling all over the inside of the mouth.
The dentists here at Spektor Dental have been creating these custom mouth protectors for years, and many of our patients — from high school athletes to middle-aged sports buffs — swear by our laminated mouth guards.
Using heat-pressure machines, our team creates different thicknesses of mouth guards for different sports, with those more prone to impact receiving the thicker guard. Our custom devices fit better, last longer than store-bought varieties, and certainly give better protection.
This is what we like to call “preventive” care because it prevents injury to those you love, whether they’re participating in youth sports or are active adult athletes.