Is your son or daughter excited to start a new sport this year, but one that has you nervous? Sports can be great for kids’ esteem, coordination, physical health and team-building skills. Unfortunately, some sports can also be dangerous for their smiles. Full-contact sports are somewhat notorious for damaging kids’ teeth. Fortunately, your pediatric dentist can offer a simple solution, in the form of custom mouthguards!
Protect Those Precious Teeth
Bacteria aren’t the only threat to your kids’ healthy smiles. If your kids are involved in full-contact sports, they could risk trauma to the teeth. So consider taking them for a visit to the pediatric dentist, who can have a custom mouthguard made to help protect the teeth from damage likes chips, cracks, or even being knocked out.
The process of having a custom oral appliance crafted is simple and minimally-invasive, and it can be a great safe guard against dental trauma. Plus, a custom guard should be more comfortable than an over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all option!
Just keep in mind that if your child does suffer an injury to the mouth, it’s important to schedule a dental checkup. Even if there is no visible damage, there could be intrinsic damage that could lead to an infection or the eventual need for an extraction
Even a relatively minor crack, chip or other problem, due to trauma, could also worsen over time and with regular wear. So talk to the pediatric dentist about options for protecting a fragile tooth, such as dental crowns, which can be highly effective!