Athletic Mouthguards – Canton, GA
Shield Your Little Athlete’s Smile from Injuries
Do you have a future sports star at home? If so, then you already know how important it is to wear a helmet, knee pads, and other protective gear. However, if your child isn’t wearing an athletic mouthguard during their games and practices, then their smile is still at risk for injury. At Cherokee Children’s Dentistry, we provide custom athletic mouthguards that are designed to fit their unique smile for greater comfort and protection. Contact us to learn more about how our custom athletic mouthguards in Canton, GA can shield your little athlete’s smile from injuries.
Why Choose Cherokee Children's Dentistry for Athletic Mouthguards?
Reasons for Athletic Mouthguards
Just as helmets reduce the risk of severe head injuries by lessening impacts, athletic mouthguards do the same thing for the mouth. These smooth, flexible plastic appliances fit over your child’s upper teeth to protect their teeth, gums, tongue, lips, and other oral structures in the event of a blow to the face or jaw.
About 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. So, having your child wear a mouthguard is definitely something to consider!
Signs Your Child Needs an Athletic Mouthguard
It may seem like mouthguards are only needed for contact sports like football and hockey, but in actuality, most sports carry the risk of impact to the face. Therefore, your child should wear an athletic mouthguard during the majority of sporting activities – even those done solo, like swimming or jogging. After all, you can’t be too careful when it comes to your little one’s smile.
Benefits of Using a Custom Mouthguard
Although you can find cheap mouthguards at many pharmacies and sporting goods stores, it’s worth investing in a custom mouthguard from our Cherokee Children’s Dentistry team. Over-the-counter mouthguards claim to be one-size-fits-all, but they very rarely fit anyone as well as a personalized mouthguard. We can design your child’s guard based on impressions of their teeth, ensuring the most comfortable fit possible. Not only does a custom mouthguard protect the teeth more effectively, but it is also more comfortable, ensuring that your child is more likely to wear it.