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Sports can sometimes lead to dental injuries, but using a mouthguard is an effective way to prevent them. The American Dental Association recommends mouthguards for numerous activities, from football to gymnastics.

Choosing the Right Mouthguard

Three primary types are pre-made, “boil-and-bite”, and custom-made. A good mouthguard should be tear-resistant, fit well, easy to clean, and not impede breathing. If your child has braces, wearing a mouthguard is even more crucial.

Maintaining Your Child’s Mouthguard

  • Proper care ensures the mouthguard provides the necessary protection:
  • Clean with toothpaste and a toothbrush after each use.
  • Store it in its protective case.
  • Avoid exposing it to extreme heat to prevent deformation.
  • Replace it every sports season or if it shows wear and misfit.
  • For those with braces, consult your dentist for a suitable mouthguard.
  • Refrain from chewing on the mouthguard or altering its structure.
  • Have it inspected during regular dental check-ups.

Always prioritize your child’s dental safety in sports. Discuss mouthguards with your dentist during your next visit.