Mouthguards for Children: Protect Their Teeth

Sports injuries account for about one-third of all traumatic injuries to teeth, and wearing a custom-made mouthguard can help halve your risk of tooth damaging sporting injuries.

Mouthguards are often found for sale at chemists and sporting goods stores, but over-the-counter mouthguards are generally ill-fitting and can restrict normal speech and breathing.

A good mouthguard has to be accurately moulded to a person’s teeth, which is why the best protection is obtained by a custom-fitted mouthguard available through a dentist. These will be much more comfortable and secure to wear.

Investing in a custom mouthguard costs less than a pair of sporting shoes – a small price to pay to avoid the pain, expense and heartache of repairing damaged teeth and gums.

We make our own custom mouthguards at Cairns Precision Dental Group. They are made out of shock absorbing material and come in a range of funky colours!

We have been appointed by several local schools recently as the dentist of choice for the production of custom made, professionally fitted mouthguard to correctly protect your children’s teeth.

If you, your child or someone you know participates in contact sports, you should make sure they wear a custom-made mouthguard. Sports where you should wear a mouthguard include AFL, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Hockey, Softball, Baseball, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Basketball, Netball, and others.

We stand by the adage of “prevention is better than cure” and encourage the use of a mouthguard with all contact sports.

Give us a call on (07) 4054 2203 to arrange a custom fitting, or book an appointment online.

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