A properly fitted mouth guard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect your child’s smile by preventing broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face, or jaw.
When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuries can occur. Mouth guards should be used during any activity that could result in an injury to the face or mouth. A properly fitted mouth guard will stay in place while your child is wearing it, making it easy for them to talk and breathe. Ask our pediatric dentists about custom or store-bought mouth guards, which are available in our office for your convenience.
American Dental Association Mouthguard Recommendations: