Sports-related injuries are the leading cause of tooth loss in children and young-adults.
A custom fit mouth guard designed by Inwood, WV dentist Dr. Kenneth Banks offers improved comfort and performance to over the counter options. As summer begins to wind down, and you begin to plan for your child’s school year, consider a custom mouth guard. For children and young-adult athletes, a custom-designed sports mouthguard can protect their teeth and jaw from sports related injuries such as tooth loss.
While over the counter sports mouthguards provide some protection, custom-fit mouth guards offer a more precise fit for better protection and increased comfort. Custom mouthguards offer oral health benefits and can be designed for patients of all ages. Athletes of all ages should consider a custom mouth guard to help protect their teeth during sports. Mouth guards can help to protect braces, prevent tooth loss, and reduce the change of needing complex restorative dental treatments.
Remember, teeth do not grow back!
Benefits of Custom Mouthguards
- Easily drink fluids with the mouth guard in place
- Maximum protection in the event of an accident
- May reduce chance of mild concussions
- Increase in athletic performance
- Do not have to waste energy biting down on the appliance to keep it in place
- Reduce irritation of the gums
- More comfortable fit
- Kids and teens are more likely to wear them
Dr. Banks will begin treatment by taking an impression mold of the patient’s mouth. This mold will be used to design a mouth guard that fits snugly and comfortably. Get off to a great, safe start this school year with the ease of mind knowing your children’s smiles are protected. We recommend parents bring their children in as the summer winds down so that the mouthguard will be ready by the time their sports team begins practice in the fall.
Mouthguards are insurance on the investment you make in your child’s oral health. Custom fit mouth guards can help your children maintain their beautiful, healthy smiles. If you are interested in receiving a custom-fit mouth guard for you, or your child, contact our Inwood, WV dentist office or schedule a consultation online.