Should your child wear a sports mouth guard?

Should your child wear a sports mouth guard?

Our Langley children's dentists recommend sports mouth guards for kids who participate in activities that could cause an injury to the face, mouth, or head. Help protect your child's teeth with a custom fitted sports mouth guard. 


If your child participates in any activity or sport where the head could come into contact with sports equipment or other players, a sports mouth guard could help to protect your child's teeth from damage.

Sports mouth guards are worn over the top teeth. These dental appliances are designed specifically to protect the teeth, face, jaw and head from injury while taking part in sports. 

One-size-fits-all mouth guards are widely available but generally aren't fitted properly to the child's teeth. These store bought mouth guards can be uncomfortable and may be less effective than professionally fitted custom-made mouth guards.

To get the best comfort, fit and protection for your child, custom-made dental mouth guards from your your child's dentist are recommended. 

Your child can have a custom mouth guard with just two brief appointments at your regular dental office. Your child's mouth guard will help to keep their face, mouth and head protected whatever activity they take part in.

To book an appointment to have your child fitted for a custom mouth guard, contact our children's dentists in Langley

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