Re-Thinking Your Child’s Mouthguard [BLOG]

Mouthguards 2 in Racine, WI at North Bay Dental

These days, it seems like kids’ sports seasons never truly end. Even if they primarily play their sport of choice in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, these young players often still have training, conditioning, practices, and “friendly” competitions going in in the off-months. Parents often tell us that at least it keeps their children in shape and out of real trouble.

But here’s the thing: all of these activities can be risky business for their smiles. Think about it: all it takes is one extra-hard tackle, wild pitch, or shot to the face, and your son or daughter could wind up with permanent dental damage. Don’t worry, we can help you prevent such a fate with our custom-designed athletic mouthguard solutions. Keep reading to hear more about them, and then be sure to call us at 262-417-7326 to request your consultation at our Racine, WI dentists’ office.

You Get What You Pay For

You might be thinking that protective gear is in order but you’ll just bypass the dentist and head over to the nearest sporting goods store. While you can probably buy cheaper mouthguards in stores like Dunham’s, which is a great place by the way, but you often get what you pay for. A custom, dentist-designed mouthguard will do a much better job at protecting your children’s smile during their endless run of practice, meets, matches, games, and tournaments.

Protection, Comfort, And More

When you get a mouthguard at the store, the real concern is how well they will fit which impacts how much protection they can provide. Even the “boil-and-bite” mouthguards don’t fit nearly as well as you might think.

One that is customized to fit your child’s unique set of teeth by the professionals who know their teeth best, is always going to be a safer and more effective solution. Our athletic mouthguards are specifically designed for your child’s smile so that it will naturally fit better, allowing it to do a better job of protecting their teeth from unanticipated accidents and injuries.

Plus, by allowing our dentists to measure their teeth before making the mouthguard, you’ll get one that’s more comfortable for them overall and less distracting while they’re trying to play.

Because our mouthguards are custom-fitted to your child’s teeth in particular, and with their dental history in mind, they will be smaller, less bulky, and far more functional. That means your child will have an easier time breathing and talking to teammates once the action starts on the field, court, rink, or track.

As an added bonus, custom colors are usually available to better match your teamwear. They’re also not just for kids and teens. So, if you are an active adult (i.e. you play low-stakes softball or go climbing or mountain biking) this is definitely something you should consider for yourself. Prevention is always less painful and less expensive than repairing dental damage.

Request A Fitting Today

We hope that you have been inspired to better protect the smile of your sports-playing child. To request your appointment for a custom-made athletic mouthguard, call us today at 262-417-7326.


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