Why get a mouth guard in Epping?
Well you wouldn’t let your child ride a bike without a helmet or play cricket without protective gear, would you?
Aside from protecting the child from traumas to the mouth, guards actually offer a few other benefits, offering protection against:
● Total or partial tooth loss,
● Injuries of the soft tissues, like biting and bumping the inside of the cheeks and the tongue.
● Damages to the teeth like chipping, fracturing and extrusion.
Does Your Child Need A Mouth Guard?
● Sports that use a ball and stick, like softball, basketball, cricket and squash.
● Riding sports like horse riding, skateboarding, roller skating and cycling.
● Contact sports like martial arts, rugby and boxing.
● High risk sports like water skiing, biking and skiing.
Any sport or activity where your child runs the risk of hitting his or her head or face should be monitored and it is best for your loved one to be protected with our children mouth guards in Epping.
What Types Of Mouth Guards Are Available?
There are three broad groups of mouth guards on offer.
A standard guard is a set size that you would purchase off the shelf. You would not be able to modify or change it.
A bite and fit mouth guard is warmed up to be made malleable so that when you bite it, it takes the shape of your mouth. These are more comfortable than standard mouth guards but probably won’t be able to accommodate any braces.
Custom mouth guards are crafted by your dentist and created to fit the unique size and shape of your child’s mouth. A good fit has a better chance of minimising risk of injury than something that does not fit properly. Your dentist will create a cast of your child’s mouth and then create the mouth guard around this so that it fits correctly.
Interestingly enough, it is actually possible to wear a mouth guard with braces or orthodontic appliances, however your dentist would need to custom-make something for your child.
Mouth Guards Aren’t Only For Sports
Some kids grind their teeth in their sleep or clench their jaws. A mouth guard can protect the teeth from wear and tear if worn at night.
Your child might not be playing rough now, but getting into the habit of wearing the mouth guard is a good habit for the future.
Considering a mouth guard for your active child? Contact our friendly family dentist for an appointment today: (02) 9158 6753
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