At Smile Town North Delta, we recommend mouth guards for children who play any sport that may cause them to sustain an injury to the face, mouth, or head.
What are mouth guards?
A mouth guard is a dental appliance that is worn over the top teeth to protect the teeth, face, jaw and head from injury when playing sports.
Sporting goods stores will sell you generic, one-size-fits-all mouth guards. These don't do much in terms of protection, since they're not properly fitted to the wearer's teeth. They aren't as comfortable, or as effective as custom-made mouth guards.
For the best comfort, fit and protection, custom-made dental mouth guards are your best bet.
How are custom mouth guards made?
For custom mouth guard, your child will need to attend two brief appointments at our office.
At the first appointment we'll take an impression of your child's teeth. we'll send this impression to the lab, where the mouth guard itself will be constructed.
During the second appointment, your child will try the mouth guard on, to see if it fits securely, and make sure it's comfortable to wear.
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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