One of the best ways to prevent injury to your child’s teeth and mouth is to have him or her to wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
Sports related injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries received by athletes. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, track and field, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling, it is recommended by the American Dental Association that you wear a mouthguard.
There are several types of mouthguards to choose from, and your doctor can help you choose the best one for your child’s particular needs.