Young Athletes Should Always Wear a Mouth Guard
What body part suffers most during contact sports? Surprisingly, it’s the mouth! To ensure your child’s safety while playing sports such as football, soccer, hockey, or lacrosse insist that a mouth guard, custom molded by your dentist, always be worn.
Boil-and-bite guards often don’t stay put, can be uncomfortable, and are not worn consistently as a result. A custom-molded guard is comfortable and will not interfere with speech or breathing. It offers the best protection against tooth loss, or other injury to the mouth or jaw.