Safeguard Your Child’s Smile: The Importance of Mouthguards | Concord Kids Dentist

Losing a tooth can pose challenges in everyday activities like smiling, eating, and speaking. If your child participates in sports, the risk of tooth loss increases significantly. At Sunny Day Pediatric Dentistry, we prioritize proactive measures to protect your child’s teeth. Mouthguards play a pivotal role in safeguarding their dental health. Here’s what you need to know.

Understanding Mouthguards

Mouthguards serve as a crucial line of defense, shielding teeth from potential injuries during sports activities. Beyond teeth protection, they also provide cushioning for the tongue, jaw, and lips. Typically, mouthguards cover the upper teeth, which are more susceptible to trauma due to their prominent position.

Who Needs a Mouthguard?

If your child engages in sports, especially high-contact ones like hockey, football, wrestling, or boxing, a mouthguard is essential gear. However, even participants in non-contact sports such as baseball and gymnastics can benefit from wearing one to prevent oral injuries.

Custom vs. Store-Bought

While store-bought mouthguards are readily available, they often lack proper fit and comfort. Opting for a custom-fitted mouthguard ensures optimal protection without compromising comfort. During your child’s next visit to our office, inquire about custom mouthguard fittings. For children with braces, we offer specialized solutions to ensure their safety during orthodontic treatment.

Prioritize Your Child’s Dental Health

Your child’s teeth are precious assets that deserve protection. Imagine the inconvenience and discomfort of performing daily tasks with a missing tooth. By equipping young athletes with the right protective gear, you provide them with peace of mind and ensure their continued oral health.

Take Action Today

For any inquiries about your child’s dental care or to schedule a consultation, reach out to Sunny Day Pediatric Dentistry. Together, we can safeguard your child’s smile and set them on the path to a lifetime of dental wellness.

Sunny Day Pediatric Dentistry
Phone: 980-999-3186
354 George Liles Pkwy, Suite 40
Concord, NC 28027

Sunny Day Pediatric Dentistry