Your smile is one of the strongest parts of your body—it has an outer layer called enamel, which allows you to chew, speak, and grin without worrying about injury. However, if you have kids, their smiles are at risk during sports or physical activity without a mouthguard. Thankfully, we offer custom-made mouthguards in Fargo as an effective way to protect your son or daughter’s smile while they’re having fun. Read on to learn more about the importance of smile protection for children and the benefits of visiting our office for a custom-made mouthguard.
Mouthguards are oral appliances made of durable plastic, which are designed to be worn during athletics or physical activity. They protect your smile while comfortably fitting over your teeth, but they also minimize injury to the tongue, lips, face, and jaw. Additionally, the right mouthguard can reduce concussion if your child experiences trauma to the head. While physical sports like hockey or rugby do increase your loved one’s chance of dental injury, it’s vital to understand that they can also damage their smile during other athletics and even while playing at recess.
While making sure your child uses any mouthguard is better than none at all, our custom-made oral appliances have many significant benefits they won’t be able to get with store-bought products, including:
Make sure that your child is always wearing their mouthguard during games AND practice, however they should never chew or bite on it. This can weaken its overall protection, defeating its purpose. Additionally, holes or rough spots developed from chewing on the mouthguard can lead to gum irritation and discomfort. Before and after each use, your little one should rinse the mouthguard out with water. It can be cleaned by using a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or hand soap. When your child isn’t using their mouth guard, it should be stored away in its case safely.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to speak to one of our friendly experts!