If you have a budding athlete in your family, you’ll almost certainly want to encourage them because sports are such a great way to be healthy and active. However, lots of sports, including contact and non-contact sports carry the risk of a blow to the mouth. A dental injury can be upsetting and expensive too, especially when you consider the lifetime costs of restorative dentistry. A well-fitting mouthguard can reduce these risks, but you can buy over-the-counter mouthguards for just a few dollars.
Although cheap to buy, over-the-counter mouthguards offer only minimal protection at best, and could even worsen the effects of a blow to the mouth. They are more likely to slip out of place, can hinder breathing and are uncomfortable to wear. Purchasing an over-the-counter mouthguard can be a false economy, not least because your child will probably avoid wearing it.
A custom-made mouthguard will fit over your child’s teeth precisely and is individually designed, so it is thicker in critical areas, providing maximum protection while still being comfortable to wear. Because the mouthguard won’t slip out of place or hinder your child’s breathing, they are far more likely to use it!
New Age Dental can fabricate a custom mouthguard for your child that is comfortable for them to wear. We can regularly check its condition and fit to ensure it continues to provide the very best level of protection for their teeth and jaws.