Having an active lifestyle is excellent for your child’s health, but when it comes to your child’s oral health, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to protecting their teeth–especially when they are out on the field. Whether it’s soccer, football, baseball, or a variety of other sports that they choose to participate in, having a well-fitting athletic mouthguard is important to make sure that their teeth don’t end up getting damaged because of a good game (or a bad one).
While you can find mouthguards in the store that can be molded to your child’s teeth by boiling them and pressing them on, these mouthguards do not fit as well as one specially made by a dentist. This means they do not offer the same level of comfort and protection. They also tend to be extra bulky and don’t always offer complete coverage, lessening their effectiveness.
If your child plays any kind of sport where a mouthguard is recommended or required, it’s suggested that you talk with a dentist about getting a mouthguard custom formed to their teeth. With advanced tools and technology to fit a mouthguard to their teeth, your dentist will be able to make one that is comfortable, form-fitting, and stays in place.
This will offer much more protection for your child’s dental health than a poorly fitting mouthguard or not wearing one at all! If you need an athletic mouthguard in Des Moines for your child, schedule an appointment with our team today.