Should my child wear a mouth guard while playing sports?
As a parent, you always want to do your best to protect your child from injury or harm. Since 40% of dental emergencies are related to sports injuries, it is important for your child to wear the right protective guard during sports.
High risk sports include:
- Ice Hockey
- Mountain Biking
- Skate Boarding
While sports such as soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and water polo are classified as medium risk activities.
A custom made mouth guard from your dental provider offers much better protection than generic guards purchased at your local sporting goods store, as these may be ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear.
If you have questions about your child's risk in their particular activity, Dr. Rahm is happy to sit down and discuss your options for protecting your child's oral health during sports. He can make recommendations as to which type of mouth guard will best suit your child's needs. We are even equipped to make your child a custom mouth guard here at our office, and the process can typically be competed in about a week.
Don't leave your child's oral health to chance, contact Chesterfield Valley Dental today to to learn more about protecting your child's teeth with a custom made mouth guard.