Do Your Kids’ Smiles Need Additional Protection?

Kids can be a bundle of energy, which explains why many parents have a constant feeling of being “on their toes,” so to speak, in an effort to keep up. Sadly, many parents still feel shocked, saddened and even frustrated, to learn that their kids require dental treatment, such as fillings to treat cavities or a crown to address a chipped or cracked tooth. Fortunately, it is possible to help prevent the need for restorative dental treatment, like a dental filling. It just requires some smart planning, as a parent.

A Customized Mouthguard Can Help Protect Teeth During Athletic Events

For kids involved in athletic events, especially full-contact sports, a customized mouthguard might or might not be required by their team. It should certainly be considered, though, as it offers great protection against injury.

Mouthguards can help protect teeth against trauma that could lead to chips, cracks, and over time, even infection. Best of all, they can be completed quickly, so your kids can enjoy the benefits of a custom mouthguard without the need for a dental visit months in advance of their first game.

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities

Another way pediatric dentists can help protect kids’ teethis by providing dental sealants, which can be used to help create an added protective barrier against cavities. Since children are susceptible to cavities, and many school-aged children will actually be diagnosed with multiple cavities during their childhoods, a sealant may be advised by their pediatric dentist to help better protect your kids’ smiles from decay.

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