Protect Your Child’s Smile With a Custom Mouthguard

It’s exciting when your children try out for an athletic team or sign up for a new sport, but it can also be a little nerve-racking. 

Contact sports put your kids at risk of injury more than non-contact activities, so it’s essential for them to always have the right equipment on the playing field. Our team at

At Goodman Dental Center, general and cosmetic dentists Brian Goodman, DDS, and Tanner Goodman DDS make it easy to fit your young athlete for a mouthguard, ensuring the best protection for their teeth. 

Mouthguards protect your child’s mouth from trauma

A mouthguard is a dental device that protects your teeth and gums — and even your tongue — from potential injury. High-contact sports like football and lacrosse put your child at risk for physical damage to nearly any part of their body, including hits to the face. 

Your kids wear equipment to cushion impacts on their arms, legs, and shoulders for such sports, and helmets to protect their heads from a concussion. A mouthguard provides an added layer of safety against knocked-out teeth and many other emergency dental injuries. 

Some of the most common sports-related mouth injuries include:

Even if your child is required to wear a helmet when participating in their favorite sport, it doesn’t mean their mouth is fully protected. A custom-fitted dental mouthguard is the best safeguard against common oral injuries.

Mouthguards help with confidence on and off the field

An oral injury is no picnic when you’re going through it, and it could come back to haunt you later in life. For example, if your child suffers a knocked-out tooth or needs stitches, they could be left with embarrassing scars or need more extensive cosmetic dental work to repair the damage.

They may have to go to school with a missing tooth or have a facial scar that makes them feel self-conscious for years to come. Protecting against damage with a mouthguard safeguards their confidence.

Mouthguards protect braces, too

If you’re investing in your child’s smile by making sure their teeth aren’t just healthy but as straight as possible, too, you want to invest in a mouthguard. A custom mouthguard keeps your child’s braces protected and helps prevent cuts or bruises from the braces if they do get hit in the mouth with a ball. 

Evidence supports wearing a mouthguard for sports

According to the American Dental Association, wearing a mouthguard reduces the risk of sports-related dental injuries. The organization encourages mouthguards for all types of youth sports that pose a risk to a mouth injury. There’s even some evidence to suggest that mouthguards help reduce the risk of concussion for kids who wear them to play sports. 

For a custom sports mouthguard and all of your family’s dental care needs, call or book an appointment online.

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