Mouthguards are not often discussed in the sports world. In sports like hockey and football, we hear about advancements in helmets or increased padding. In basketball, shoes are designed to give support to the player’s ankles. With all the advancement, mouthguards have stood the test of time and should be used in just about any sport or recreational activity your child is involved in.
Mouthguards are commonly purchased for children in contact sports, but in reality, any sport can lead to a dental issue. Mouthguards are designed not just to protect your teeth from an impact, but also your lips, tongue, face, and jaw.
If you’re a parent of a child involved in any sport, be sure they have a properly fitting mouthguard.