With the new semester starting in just a few weeks, spring sports will be in session before we know it. To help protect your child’s teeth while they play their favorite games, consider getting them fit for a custom mouthguard. At Riverside Dental Group in California, we offer this tool to keep their pearly whites safe from cracks and chips and even protect their jaws. In today’s blog, we are here to share how you can have one made and why it is important to do so.
Safeguard Their Teeth
Keeping your kiddo active is an important part of their overall well-being. Whether playing hockey, baseball, soccer, or more, your child can have fun while staying active. We know that this is an important part of adolescence, and we want you and your young ones to enjoy themselves. However, many sports-related injuries can harm their teeth.
Contact sports can lead to bumping into others and potentially chipping a tooth, or even knocking one out. They may even accidentally bite the inside of their cheek or cut their tongue if bumped into too roughly. If your teen has braces, sports can put them at risk of damaging their orthodontics if they are hit. These accidents can lead to more trips to the dentist than you would like. To prevent this, a mouthguard can be made to perfectly fit their smile and can even be created in their favorite color.
Receiving Your Mouthguard
At their next checkup, talk to their dentist about receiving this protective tool. Our staff will need to examine their smile and take some impressions. Your kiddo can choose their favorite color for this to boost their confidence. Then the measurements and color preference will be sent to a lab to create a custom-fit appliance for your child.
Once the guard comes in, we will have your child try it on to ensure the fit and accuracy. Any necessary adjustments can be made. During their activities, all your young ones will need to do is remember to wear them. Wearing this during practice and games can give you peace of mind that they will be protected against dental emergencies, and they can enjoy their favorite sport.
Get Fit For A Mouthguard At Your Next Appointment
To schedule your next checkup and mouthguard consultation, call your nearest Riverside Dental Group location today.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.