Protecting your child’s smile while playing sports is essential. Sports related injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries for athletes.

Mouthguards help protect teeth and gums from injury. The American Dental Association recommends mouthguards for many sports, including basketball, skiing, lacrosse, football, track and field, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling.

Types of Mouthguards

Choosing the right mouthguard is essential. There are three basic types of mouthguards: a pre-made mouthguard, a “boil-and-bite” fitted mouthguard, and a custom-made mouthguard. When choosing a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable and well fitted to your child’s mouth, easy to keep clean, and allows proper breathing. Ask us to help you determine the best type of mouthguard for your child.