Sports guards (also called mouth guards) or athletic mouth protectors are crucial pieces of equipment for any child participating in potentially injurious sports. Hockey, basketball and baseball tend to be the most injury prone. Fitting snugly over the upper teeth, mouth guards protect the entire oral region from injury, preserving both the esthetic appearance and the health of the smile.
How does mouth guard protect my child?
The majority of sporting organizations now require that participants routinely wear mouth guards. Though mouth guards are primarily designed to protect the teeth, they can also vastly reduce the degree of force transmitted from a trauma impact point (jaw) to the central nervous system (base of the brain). In this way, mouth guards help minimize the risk of traumatic brain injury, which is especially important for younger children.
Mouth guards also reduce the prevalence of the following injuries:
- Cheek lesions
- Gum and soft tissue injuries
- Jawbone fractures
- Lip lesions
- Neck injuries
- Tongue lesions
- Tooth fractures
Custom mouth guards are orthdontically correct and offer the highest level of protection of your child’s smile.
At Vibrant Square Dental we have a special offer on custom sports guards for teams, where a team of 10 or more receives the sports guards for $50 each. Call us today at 905-553-3004, and we will guide you through the process of ordering your child’s team sports guards.