Do you have a budding athlete on your hands? Then you're probably already buying protection for a host of vulnerable body parts including knees and elbows. Make sure you add your child's teeth to that list.
Surprisingly, the mouth is the most commonly injured area of the body in contact sports, but you can prevent or minimize the possibility of injury by wearing a mouthguard.
A mouthguard covers the upper teeth (and sometimes the lower as well) and helps to prevent injuries to the teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw. Talk to your dentist about which of the type of mouthguard is right for your child.
Your dentist can design and construct a custom-fitted mouthguard. While this type of guard is more expensive than store bought ones, it is custom fit for better tooth protection and eases your child's breathing and speech.
Caring for your mouthguard is simple. Just rinse it under cold water after each use and occasionally clean it with soap and cool water. Since mouthguards can tear or wear out, be sure to replace it after each sporting season.
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