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Why Choose Dentist-Fitted Mouthguards for Kids in Sports?

Posted on 5/9/2022 by Spektor Dental
Why Choose Dentist-Fitted Mouthguards for Kids in Sports?Any parent with a child in sports knows the importance of protecting their teeth. A hard fall or well-placed elbow can easily result in a chipped tooth. Many parents opt to have their children wear mouthguards during practices and games. They also help to prevent concussions by cushioning the blow to the jaw. While you can find mouthguards at most sporting goods stores, dentist-fitted mouthguards offer several advantages. They include:

Perfect Fit

Dentist-fitted mouthguards are made from impressions of the child's teeth to fit snugly and comfortably. They allow the child to breathe and speak normally and do not interfere with their performance. They also tend to stay in place better than store-bought mouthguards, which is crucial since even a small movement can reduce their effectiveness. 

Better Protection

Over-the-counter mouthguards may be less expensive, but they do not offer the same level of protection as dentist-fitted ones. They are often ill-fitting, making them more likely to come loose or fall out during a game. Dentist-fitted mouthguards are designed to stay in place and protect your child's teeth, gums and jaws from serious injuries. They cover all teeth, including the back molars, which are most at risk of being damaged. Also, they provide a better seal around the teeth, which helps to prevent concussions by absorbing some impact.

Improved Performance

Mouthguards can also help your child perform better on the field or court. They allow your child to breathe easily and do not inhibit their speech so that they can communicate clearly with their teammates. The snug fit allows them to breathe more easily and reduces the risk of foreign objects lodged in their mouth. As a result, your child will be able to focus on the game instead of worrying about their safety. Additionally, mouthguards help keep your child's jaw aligned, which can improve their biting power and prevent fatigue.

Dentist-fitted mouthguards are the way to go if you are looking for the best protection for your child's teeth, gums, and jaws. Please schedule an appointment with our office today to have a mouthguard custom-made for your child.

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