Do you have a child athlete or a little one that loves physical activity? Sports are healthy habits to get into, but it’s important that your children’s teeth are protected. At Michel Dental, we custom-make mouthguards to give your kids strong protection with unmatched comfort and feel. Because we offer services for the whole family, we may even recommend a mouthguard to your little one during a routine dental checkup. Read on to learn what makes our mouthguards superior and why it’s vital to your kids’ oral health to keep their teeth protected.
Mouthguards are typically made to cover the upper row of teeth, which minimizes the risk of broken teeth, injured lips, tongue, jaw, face, and it also helps cushion a blow. Possibly the most important part is that they minimize the amount of force placed on your child’s teeth, preventing damage or fracture from a blow to the head in sports or outdoor activity. Mouthguards are typically made to cover your top teeth because they stick out farther than your bottom row, which means that they tend to take the brunt of a hit if it occurs.
Unfortunately, dental injuries in kids are common when they play sports. Not even just in “contact” sports, baseball and basketball account for around 40% of sports-related dental injuries alone. That’s why it’s important for your child to wear a mouthguard during playtime or activity. That way, even if they’re climbing a tree or playing on the playground, they can protect their teeth. Some sports like football will typically have mandatory mouthguard rules but be sure to have your son or daughter use one for all of their sporting activities like skating or gymnastics.
here are many reasons that you should choose our custom-made appliances for your son or daughter, but here are some of the most popular advantages:
When it comes to the safety and health of your child, it’s important that you have an appliance that you can rely on. Contact our office for a consultation to take your first step towards better oral protection for your son or daughter.
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