At Top Smile Orthodontics and Pediatrics we can create the perfect athletic mouth guards for children and teens.
The National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries reports that if an athlete is not wearing a mouth guard, damage to the teeth is 60 times more likely. But a mouth guard isn’t just for protecting your teeth. Mouth guards can also help prevent lacerations, fractures, and dislocations.
The ideal mouth guard is durable, resilient, and comfortable. It should fit properly and not affect breathing or speaking. Make sure your mouth guard has design and protective features aligned with your sport. Most athletic mouth guards for children are designed to wear on the upper teeth, but helmeted sports that include a face mask can also use a mouth guard designed to protect the lower teeth.
Your mouth guard is an important part of your playbook. An ill-fitting mouth guard will be a distraction at best, but at worst it might not provide the level of protection you need.
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