Mouthguards, also known as athletic mouthguards, provide critical protection to your child from recreational and sports-related dental injuries. They tightly fit the teeth to preserve the integrity of the smile, as well as dampen traumatic injuries to the brain. A properly fitted mouthguard can protect 75% of dental injuries, depending on the impact of the injury. Also, we often recommend nightguards to prevent tooth damage from nighttime dental grinding.
All sports display an increased risk of dental trauma from falls, collisions, or contact with sporting equipment. Studies show that sporting activities account for nearly 40% of dental injuries in children. Teeth are most susceptible to dental trauma from sports between ages seven and eleven.