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Mouth protectors

Mouth protectorsAthletic mouth protectors, or mouth guards, are made of soft plastic. They are adapted to fit comfortably to the shape of the upper teeth.

Mouth guards hold top priority as sports equipment. They protect not just the teeth, but the lips, cheeks, and tongue. They help protect children from such head and neck injuries as concussions and jaw fractures. Increasingly, organized sports are requiring mouth guards to prevent injury to their athletes. Research shows that most oral injuries occur when athletes are not wearing mouth protection.

Whenever he or she is in an activity with a risk of falls or of head contact with other players or equipment. This includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, even gymnastics. We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous to the teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball. When your child is involved in sports, you want to make sure that all protective equipment is worn. Mouth guards made by your pediatric dentist ensures that the appliance is made to fit your child’s mouth, and made with the best materials not found in stores.  Speak to your pediatric dentist to see which of the options for mouth guards are the best suited for your child.