Summer is just a few weeks away, and kids everywhere are already looking forward to an activity-filled vacation. You want them to have fun, but you also need to make sure their teeth are protected.
That’s where a custom-fitted mouth guard made by your Troy, OH family dentist comes in. Protective gear for your child’s mouth is just as essential if not more so than knee pads and elbow pads.
Custom-Fit Mouth Guards for Your Child
Research shows that of all the dental injuries that occur each year, nearly 40 percent are sports-related. As you might guess, the most common affect the front teeth. These injuries ranged from a chipped tooth to a knocked-out tooth.
You can find lots of generic boil-and-bite mouth guards at your sporting goods store. But the fullest protection comes when your child wears a sports guard that's made for their unique smile. At Excellence in Dentistry, our dentist uses impressions of your child’s teeth to create a mouth guard that offers several advantages compared to the generic versions:
- A higher level of protection – A custom mouth guard fits well, stays in place, and provides increased protection from impact-related injuries.
- More comfortable - Your child is more likely to wear the mouth guard if it fits comfortably and feels natural in their mouth.
- Peace of mind - You will have peace of mind that you’ve done everything possible to protect their smile from injury.
A customized mouth guard that fits well, feels