Custom Children’s Sports Mouth Guard
Children are most prone to sports-related oral injuries between the ages of 7 and 11. As Simcoe County’s only pediatric dental clinic you can trust us to create the perfectly fitted custom sports mouth guard, designed to protect your child’s mouth and teeth from all kinds of injuries.
In just two 20-minute visits, we can fit your child or teenager with a custom-made children’s sports mouth guard that is fitted to the exact size, shape, nooks, and crannies of your child’s mouth and teeth. That’s 40 minutes for years of dental defense and cakehole safekeeping!
First Visit – The first appointment is dedicated to taking an impression of the teeth for the perfect fit.
Second Visit – We position the custom sports mouth guard, check it for an exact match, and teach you and your child how to properly clean and store it. At all future dental visits, your child must bring their custom mouth guard along so we can keep checking to ensure the fit continues to be comfortable and effective.
IS A SPORTS MOUTH GUARD REALLY NECESSARY FOR MY CHILD?
If your child is involved in any kind of sports, a specially fitted, custom-made sports mouth guard is just as important as wearing a helmet! (And definitely more important than knee and elbow pads – well, in our opinion anyway!) We’re not just talking about full contact sports such as football and hockey, either. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends that everyone who takes part in any kind of sport that puts them at risk of mouth injury should wear a mouth guard. This includes things like skateboarding, mountain biking, trampolining (competitive and otherwise), soccer, and more. Our Simcoe Kids Dental expert, Dr. Noah, may also recommend a custom-made mouth guard if there is evidence that your child grinds their teeth in their sleep. Grinding while sleeping can cause permanent dental damage, even at the baby tooth stage, and it is important to stop it in its tracks to ensure healthy teeth, that is actually their own, for the rest of their life!
WHAT WILL THE MOUTH GUARD DO?
At the risk of stating the obvious, a children’s sports mouth guard may just save your child from a future of gap-toothed grins – or worse, and you from potentially budget-busting expensive dental injury repairs! More specifically, by cushioning any blows to the mouth, a properly fitted, customized mouth guard can potentially:
- Prevent chipped, broken, or even lost teeth
- Protect the lips, tongue, and soft tissues of the mouth
- Protect against nerve damage
- Decrease concussion severity by absorbing shock and redistributing the force
- Prevent damage to expensive braces
The Simcoe Kids Dental Difference
Generic mouth guards do exist. And while they may seem like a cheap alternative, you can’t really put a price on your child’s mouth. A Simcoe Kids Dental custom fit kid’s mouth guard will do a far better job of protecting your child’s pearly whites and more than a basic big box store bog standard brand.
Our custom kid’s mouth guards are made to be an exact replica of the inside of your child’s mouth, the exact right size, and shape, thus protecting every tiny tooth, and into every nook and cranny of the place from where those precious ‘I love yous’ emerge! This perfect fit also means complete comfort, which means your child is more likely to actually wear their mouth guard.
More than this, at Simcoe Kids Dental, we strive to make the entire experience of making and fitting your child’s mouth guard a fun one! This is no one-size-fits-all solution: from fun colours and designs to our perfect-fit-promise, your Simcoe Kids Dental mouth guard will be one of a kind and your kid’s favourite accessory!
Bonus points: custom children’s sports mouth guards may be covered under your dental insurance policy and we offer direct insurance billing to make even that part of the fit perfect!