Why Mouthguards are Essential for Fall Sports
Fall sports are a great way for kids to stay active and healthy, but it’s important to ensure they stay protected while playing. One essential piece of equipment that often gets overlooked is a mouthguard. This blog will discuss why mouthguards are important for fall sports and how you can care for them.
Mouthguards protect your child’s teeth, lips, cheeks, and jaw from potential injuries while playing sports. They can help soften blows that can cause chipped or broken teeth, cut lips, and even potential jaw fractures. A custom-fitted mouthguard from your family dentist can provide the right fit and comfort level for your child’s unique needs, and it can also be an extra layer of support for their orthodontic appliances.
The Benefits of a Custom-Fitted Mouthguard
Custom-fitted mouthguards offer many benefits over store-bought options, including a more comfortable fit, better protection, and increased durability. They are also less likely to fall out or shift during play, which can be a distraction or choking hazard.
Caring for Your Mouthguard to Ensure Longevity and Effectiveness
To ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your child’s mouthguard, it’s important to keep it clean and dry between uses. After wearing it, clean the mouthguard with your toothbrush and toothpaste as you would your teeth, and give it regular, deeper cleanings in cool, soapy water. Store it in its provided vented container to prevent the growth of bacteria and keep it safe from curious family pets.
Regular Dental Check-Ups for Your Child’s Mouthguard
Regular dental check-ups are also important to ensure your child’s mouthguard continues to fit well and provides the correct level of protection. If you have any questions about mouthguards or would like to inquire about getting one for your child, contact us at 248-852-3130. We’re here to help keep your child’s smile healthy and protected while they enjoy playing fall sports.