Mouth Guards for Sports

mouth-guards-for-sportsIt is the perfect time and season for football. Most of us parents would love to see our children be involved in some sporting activity or the other. While it certainly is a fun time it also brings with it the risk of accidents which questions the safety factor.

Football is a sport that most kids are very passionate about. It is also accompanied by pushing, running, and falling. This often results in damaging the teeth or a cut or bruise in the soft areas of the mouth is not unheard of either. The only way to safety is by wearing mouth guards for sports.

How Do Mouth Guards for Sports Help?

Mouth guards for sports protect more than just your teeth. They are so fitted that they protect the lips, gums, and jaw. During a football game, often the sudden bumps can cause a child’s teeth to jam together therefore being a potent cause of cuts and injuries. Therefore, it is always advisable to wear mouth guards that protect your mouth from any kind of small or big damage.

While you can get them at local sports stores, often dentists and pediatric dentists customize them according to the needs of the patient. They might be more expensive than a store bought one, but prove to be totally indispensable when it comes to your child’ safety.

You can be rest assured once your child wears mouth guards for sports. He or he is well protected even at times of rough play and will feel more confident while indulging in a sports game. Once your child has permanent teeth, it is imperative to take good care of them. While brushing and flossing are an important factor, protecting them during sports from any accident is also equally important, considering the damage can be deeper and more permanent.

Brian Harris

Dr. Brian Harris completed his undergraduate schooling at Arizona State University and attended the University of Pacific School of Dentistry. He joined Harris Dental in 2005 and in 2007 Dr. Brian was honored as Young Dentist of the Year by the Crown Council.

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