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How Can A Mouthguard Help Your Child?

You and your child should know exactly what your teeth are, an investment. Every minute that you have put in caring for your teeth counts for the time that you have invested in your smile to look and function properly.

Your smile is the first thing people will notice when meeting you. Investing time and effort in protecting your smile should be important in the long run. A custom mouthguard is one of the best ways to protect your smile and all the years you’ve invested in keeping it healthy and beautiful.

When Can My Child Use A Mouthguard?

The good news about mouthguards is that no sports have a ban on them. In fact, some sports encourage them by adapting them into their uniforms. For example, in the NHL, and NFL (Hockey and Football), they allow mouthguards that clip onto the cage of the helmet required to play the game. This is great as you or your child will not lose the mouthpiece during play. Mouthguards are recommended for all contact sports Including:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball

Types Of Mouthguards

You don’t want an ill-fitted mouthguard distracting you or your child from the game. Typically store purchased mouthguards do not fit properly and may hinder you or your child’s ability to play the sport at hand. Since each patient is different, a generic store bought mouthguard will most likely not be the most comfortable fit.

A custom mouthguard will fit perfectly and will not have the potential to shift during the action. This feature is crucial to ensure that your teeth and smile stay intact in case of an accident to your face during the game. Also, when we say custom, we mean custom, as mouthguards can be made to match your team colors or even have your alter ego printed on them.

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Dr. Miller works with children and adults that are interested in playing sports. Call Pediatric Dentistry of Winter Park to find out more about the opening of our office and how to become a part of our growing dental family: Call 888-260-7819 or request an appointment online