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Treehouse Children's Dentistry

Mouth Guard for Kids
Tuscumbia, AL

A kid wearing a new mouth guard from SRD on 5th in Tuscumbia, ALSports are an excellent activity for your child. Whether they play football, soccer, or practice a form of martial arts, sports help your child to stay active and healthy. Sports also teach children how to work together, and help your child to make wonderful friendships. Some types of sports come with a risk of injury, though, so wearing the right protective equipment is important. An essential piece of protective gear often overlooked is a mouth guard. At Treehouse Children's Dentistry, we can provide your child with a custom mouth guard to help provide them with optimal oral protection.

What is a Mouth Guard?

While sports may be fun, there are many that come with a risk for injuries. Some of these injuries may be facial and can occur when your child runs into another player, falls, or gets hit with a ball or other piece of equipment. These injuries can cause serious damage, including tooth damage, soft tissue lacerations, and even jaw fractures. A mouth guard is a special device that is designed to be worn in the mouth while playing sports. It fits over the teeth, and functions to protect them, and the rest of the mouth, from serious injuries.

Types of Mouth Guards for Your Child

There are several types of mouth guards that are available. These include
•  Stock. A stock mouth guard is one that is readily available at sporting goods stores. While it is the most affordable option, it is pre-molded. This means that it may not fit your child properly. This can result in the mouth guard falling out or interfering with breathing. If the mouth guard does not fit properly, it can cause more injuries than it can protect against.
•  Boil and bite. A boil and bite mouth guard is also readily available at sporting goods stores. This type of mouth guard is made from a material that softens when placed in boiling water. When your child bites into the softened material, the mouth guard forms around their teeth.
•  Custom. A custom mouth guard is one that is professionally made for your child. We take impressions of their mouth to do this. This ensures a proper, comfortable fit. Additionally, we use high-quality materials. These features ensure that your child is provided with the greatest amount of protection.

Benefits of a Mouth Guard

A mouth guard provides your child with many benefits. These include
•  Protecting the teeth from injuries such as chips, cracks, displacement, and avulsion.
•  Protecting the intraoral tissues from lacerations and other contusions.
•  Protecting the jawbone from injuries such as fractures.
•  Reducing the risk of jaw dislocation in the event of facial trauma.
•  Reducing the risk for a concussion.

Mouth Guard Care

For the mouth guard to be effective, it is important that your child takes good care of it. The mouth guard should be rinsed off under running water before and after each use. It can also be cleaned with soap and water. When not in use, your child should store their mouth guard in a hard, protective case with vent holes. This allows air to flow freely, preventing bacterial buildup.

The mouth guard should be stored out of reach of pets and younger siblings. It should not be left exposed to direct sunlight or high temperatures, as these can warp the mouth guard and reduce its effectiveness. Help your child to inspect their mouth guard periodically for any signs of damage. At the first signs of wear, it is time for a new mouth guard.

With a custom mouth guard, your child can protect their teeth and their whole mouth from serious injuries while playing their favorite sports.

For more information, please contact our office at 256-712-4080, or schedule an appointment today!
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