Don’t Forget your Mouthguard: Prevent Injuries in Youth
Statistics show that each year more than 3.5 million children, 14 years of age and younger, suffer injuries while playing sports or participating in recreational activities. Many of these injuries involve the teeth, mouth, and face.
Using any mouthguard for protection is step in the right direction. However, “off the shelf” mouthguards may be uncomfortable, making it harder to breath easily and therefore being discarded or used less frequently. Allen Dental can custom build a mouthguard, fitted to your teeth and gums, providing maximum comfort and extra protection.
Call us at 608-786-3303 to learn more about a custom-made sports mouthguard for your child.
Mouth Protection for Athletes
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hundreds of thousands of injuries occur every year involving the face and mouth that could have been minimized or avoided if a mouth guard had been worn. Mouthguards provide valuable protection for the jaw, face, tongue, and of course, teeth.
Protect Your Teeth While You Sleep
Nightguards protects your teeth and jaw from the detrimental effects of nighttime teeth grinding. The pressure created by grinding can eventually wear your teeth down to nothing! Other warning signs that you may be grinding your teeth at night include headaches (sometimes severe) and jaw pain when you wake up in the morning.
A night guard is a thin piece of hard plastic made from impressions of your teeth that is placed on the upper teeth. The night guard is hard enough to be durable but it is softer than teeth and protects them from wear.