Does your child like to play sports and stay active? If you want to protect your kids from dental injuries, contact our trusted Sandy, UT dentists at Dentistry for Children for custom athletic mouthguards! Trust Dr. Rooklidge to do it for your children. He also practices with the know organizations – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, and The Utah Dental Association.Athletic Mouthguards at Dentistry for Children Read Transcript
An athletic mouthguard would be important for any child playing any kind of contact sport: basketball, football, wrestling. I know when I was a kid, I had a chipped tooth from wrestling as a kid but a lot of times, younger kids that have changing mouths where they're getting new teeth and losing teeth, a lot of times the best type of mouthguard would be a boil and bite one: one that you put in hot water and then you bite on it because your mouth's going to be changing quite a bit. Once they get a little bit older and have all their permanent teeth, then we'd recommend maybe something a little more customized, a custom mouthguard. With those customized mouthguards we can make them any color, whatever you want as far as if you want your team colors or your favorite color, we can do that. But it's very important—dental trauma—you’d hate to lose a tooth just because you weren't wearing a mouthguard.
The Advantage Of Custom Athletic MouthguardsYou may be wondering why you should invest in custom athletic mouthguards instead of simply purchasing a one-size-fits-all or boil-and-bite mouthguard. Compared to other options, custom athletic mouthguards offer many advantages, because they are:
- More comfortable: your child won’t have to deal with an awkward, not-quite-right fit
- More effective: because of the ideal fit, your child’s teeth and mouth will benefit from superior protection
- Less troublesome: your child will be able to speak and breathe more comfortably
- Durable: our high-quality material means your kid’s mouthguard should last longer than store-bought guards
If you decide to get an athletic mouthguard from us for your young sports star, we will take precise impressions and send them out to a lab we work with. In about a week, you can return to pick up your child’s custom athletic mouthguard!
The Importance Of Wearing Athletic Mouthguards
Just like people protect their heads with helmets during contact sports, your children should protect their teeth and mouths with athletic mouthguards.
Contact sports like football and boxing aren’t the only activities that we would recommend athletic mouthguards for. If your child enjoys any of the following activities, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Rooklidge of Dentistry for Children for an athletic mouthguard:
- Mountain biking
Wearing athletic mouthguards may just prevent your child from experiencing a dental emergency!
Protect Your Child’s Smile With An Athletic Mouthguard
Prevent dental injuries with custom athletic mouthguards for your kids – call Dr. Rooklidge, Sandy, UT dentist at Dentistry for Children today! You can also use our online form to ask questions or schedule.