As much as we would like our kids to enjoy sports, it is important to “play it safe” to avoid serious injuries.
Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports can prevent dental injuries. We recommend mouthguards to people of all ages and abilities.
Common dental injuries include:
- Cut lips, tongue, cheek, gums
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Jaw injury
- Tissue or tongue damage
- Cracked teeth
- Teeth grinding
Benefits of Mouthguards
Mouthguards are a fantastic option for those that need to provide protection to their teeth and mouth. A customised mouthguard provides the best protection available and can help to prevent damage, which could result in dental treatment.
Mouthguards are the first point of protection for preventing teeth damage.
Wearing a mouth guard can also prevent brain and neck damage, as it absorbs the shock.
At Blackburn Centre Dental Clinic we recommend making a custom-made mouthguard for your child for the best fit and comfort as their mouth goes through changes with growing teeth. Please talk to us about any questions you might have about mouthguards.