Kids who participate in athletic activities enjoy a sense of fun and achievement. However, along with the benefits of being active in sports also comes the possibility of injury.
This doesn’t mean that your child should stop playing sports. It helps, though, to become aware of the risks involved and take precautionary measures to protect them.
According to statistics, 35% of injuries in Canada occurred during some type of sports activity. And 66% of injuries among kids ages 12 to 19 were sports-related.
Sports-related injuries can cause trauma, missed school and work, and significant healthcare costs. But there’s one simple way to reduce the tendencies of your child getting a dental injury. With the help of a custom mouth guard, you can help protect your child’s teeth.
Custom mouth guards can be used not only in contact sports such as football, basketball, and baseball.
They can also be used for other activities such as cycling and gymnastics.
The right mouthguard for your child will depend on the type of sport they’re playing. Mouthguards can be classified into three types:
Your child's mouth is unique, that's why they need a mouthguard that is custom-fitted for them.
A sports mouth guard serves as the protective layer of the teeth, keeping them intact even after an impact or blow to the face. Your child's teeth are protected with their custom mouth guard on.
Talk to one of our dentists today about a custom mouth guard for your child. Visit our dental office located in South Calgary or call