We all know children’s sports provide a good opportunity for the young ones to have fun, appreciate teamwork, and cultivate athletic skills. When the kids are on the field, in most cases they are not thinking about their smiles. However, it is well known by many a San Diego Pediatric Dentist, sports-related incidents are 39% dental injuries. In San Diego CA, Pediatric dentists encourage parents to protect a child’s smile using an athletic mouth guard.
The American Dental Association recommends using athletic mouth guards for a large variety of sports and recreational activities. They are not useful in contact sports, such as football and boxing, as accidents can happen during any activity. Activities like skating and gymnastics may pose a risk of oral-related injury, not to mention being struck in the mouth by a ball in sports like volleyball or basketball.
We would recommend customized care for each child’s smile. An athletic mouth guard is designed so it fits snugly over teeth to safeguard mouth and facial structures.
The development is simple. A mold is made of the child’s smile, which then becomes the foundation for a personalized mouth guard designed specifically for your child. Maintaining a custom fit as each child grows simply requires a quick visit for a refit.
Each San Diego Pediatric Dentist knows parents need to know their children are safe. With an athletic mouth guard in San Diego CA to defend against sports injuries, w can rest a little easier. We’re on your team at Children’s Dentistry of San Diego at (858) 536-1111.