Helmet, shoulder pads, shin guards, gloves, cleats, socks, and on the list goes…
There’s almost never enough protective gear for your child if he or she is involved in contact sports.
Why should you make sure that a mouth guard is included?
A lot of kids in their early teens have orthodontic appliances. An injury to the mouth while wearing braces can be even worse than if the braces weren’t there. Your child risks a more severe soft tissue injury if their braces smash into their mouth.
Fixing the mess left by a blow to the mouth can be a tough process. Sometimes, it’s as simple as a little dental bonding. Other times, it can involve implants, surgery, crowns, and more.
Just wearing a guard can help you avoid all of that!
When the jaw is slammed up against the upper teeth, this doesn’t just cause damage to the teeth, alone. In this case, your child could also chance a brain injury. The mouth guard provides a cushion that prevents this from happening.
Even if the injury is not all that bad, taking a hit to the mouth is never pleasant. A sore jaw or tooth or tongue can make it hard for your son or daughter to eat. Spare them the discomfort and help them stay in the game they love with the help of a sports guard.
To find out which kind of sports mouth guard is right for your kid, schedule a visit with your local dentist.
Posted on behalf of:
Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30501
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