At Smile Town Dentistry in Langley, we recommend mouth guards for children who playany sports where they may sustain an injury to the mouth, face or head.
What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard is a dental appliance worn to protect the jaw, teeth, face and head from injury when playing sports.
Most sporting goods stores sell generic, one-size-fits-all mouth guards, but these do very little in terms of protection, since they aren't fitted properly to the wearer's teeth. They are neither as effective or as comfortable as custom-made mouth guards.
Custom-made dental mouth guards provide the best fit, comfort and protection for your child's mouth.
How are custom mouth guards made?
To order a custom mouth guard, you will first need to make two brief appointments for your child at our office.
During the first appointment, we will take an impression of your child's teeth. This impression will then be sent to the lab, where the mouth guard itself will be made.
At the second appointment, your child will try the mouth guard on, to see if it fits securely in his or her, and that it's comfortable to wear.
After the second appointment is complete, and if there are no fit or comfort issues, your child will have a custom-made mouth guard that will protect her face while playing sports.
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