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As we get older suddenly we realised many things we didn't appreciate about being young - being fit, having smooth skin and having all your own teeth. As our loose teeth (and bridges) struggle to deal with chewier food we start eating bland mush and, there is no easy way to say this, OLD PEOPLE FOOD. I'm determined not to let that happen to me and I'm doing everything I can to keep my own teeth as long as possible, and when that's not possible to get the best possible teeth replacement. If you are like me and want to keep on eating whatever you want, I think you'll like my site. It's all about dental health and teeth replacement & maintenance.

Keeping your teeth young

Choosing The Right Sports Mouthguards For Children

Mabel Hicks

If your child is involved in a contact sport or a sport that can involve bumps, knocks, collisions and strikes, sports mouthguards can be a very worthwhile investment. Teeth and gums are precious, and just one fast moving ball or perfectly timed boxing move could have you rushing to the dentist, or worse the emergency room. Sports mouthguards for children are essential items that could protect teeth and gums, but also the jaw and neck from shock blows sustained during sports. And the good news is that these mouthguards can be custom-made by your dental team or local specialists offering protective sporting equipment.

Why Choose Custom-Made Sports Mouthguards?

While you can buy sports mouthguards off the shelf, it is only the custom-made mouthguard that is most likely to stay in place and offer the best protection for your child. That is because these mouthguards are moulded to the child's upper and lower teeth and gums to create a perfect fit. The process is simple and painless, and involves a special putty being put into the mouth to create an accurate mould. This process may be a little more expensive than buying a readymade mouthguard, but the protection is second to none. 

Which Sports May Require Sports Mouthguards?

There are many sports that require protection in the form of sports mouthguards. Most of these sports involve contact with another person or a bat, ball or other item of sporting equipment. You will never find a professional cricketer or rugby player on the pitch without a mouthguard in place. They know that even gentle contact with a hard ball could cause them to lose a tooth, but they also know that sports mouthguards can help to prevent more serious injuries such as concussion and damage to the jaw. That is because the mouthguard helps to take the impact of a hard blow and protects these areas from sustaining substantial harm. 

Choosing The Right Company For Sports Mouthguards

It is very important to choose the right company or dental centre to create sports mouthguards for your chil. An ill-fitting or poor quality mouthguard could have dire consequences and it is simply not worth the risk of choosing a company you are not sure about. Look for companies offering these services and then check out their reviews and testimonials. This will give you a good indication of the service and quality you can expect.