Many great lessons can be learned when your child plays sports. While playing sports has some benefits, there are also some risks to consider. Specifically, your mouth and surrounding structures are at risk for injuries. The best solution for this is to have your child wear an athletic mouth guard while playing sports.
Here are 4 reasons why your child needs to wear an athletic mouth guard:
1) Protection of soft tissue and fracturing of the jaw- Mouth guards can protect against biting through the tongue and lips or injuring the inside of the cheek. In addition, if your child gets hit in the jaw, the plastic mouth guard will be padding between the teeth to help protect your jaw from getting a fracture.
2) Protection against fracturing teeth– The padding on the mouth guard functions to protect the teeth from cracking/fracturing.
3) Prevention of a tooth being knocked out– When a tooth gets knocked out, it is painful physically. It also can be painful your child’s self-esteem by having a missing tooth. This can all be prevented by wearing a mouth guard.
4) Cost Effective– A mouth guard is a good investment. When compared to the expense of all the potential medical and dental costs from mouth injuries, mouth guards are at a more affordable price.
Is your child currently playing in sports? Visit your dentist to have an athletic mouth guard made specifically for your child’s teeth. As you can see, there are many important reasons why children should wear a mouth guard when they are actively participating in sports. Call your dentist today!
Posted on behalf of:
Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310
Kennesaw, GA 30152
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