Where your child wears a mouth guard when playing sports, the mouth guard will cushion blows to the mouth and by doing so, it will prevent injuries to the mouth as well as joints.
There are three kinds of mouth guards that you can get for your child and each type comes with its upsides and downsides.
These mouth guards are relatively inexpensive when compared to other kinds of mouth guards and they are available in most sports stores. They come performed and your child can wear them immediately you get one. Dentists do not approve of these mouth guards though because they are quite bulky and little can be done to adjust them to fit your child’s mouth. They also tend to hinder your child’s breathing and talking capabilities. Overall, they will provide little protection to your child.
These are the best mouth protectors for your child. A dentist will make an impression of your child’s teeth and make a mouth protector that fits their mouth perfectly. Though they are more expensive than other mouth protectors because of their custom fit, they provide the most protection. Without a mouth guard when taking part in sports, your child faces a risk of leaving the game with chipped or broken teeth. In some cases, impacts to the mouth can lead to loss of teeth and nerve damage. A good sports guard goes a long way in ensuring that your child’s mouth is protected should there be any accidents while playing.