How to Protect Your Child’s Oral Health for Years to Come

It’s true that your child’s baby teeth will eventually erupt and fall out so permanent teeth can appear, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying very close attention to their oral health during these stages of development. The good news is as long as you have them brush twice a day and floss daily, you can avoid most dental disease. However, when it comes to avoiding dental injuries, a custom-mouthguard is one of the most effective ways to do so. Hear what an emergency dentist has to say on the subject!

Avoid Dental Emergencies: Keep Their Smile in Check

It’s no secret that your child can get into some situations that you would have never saw coming. The last thing you want for them is to end up in a situation that not only puts them in pain or discomfort, but also puts their oral development at risk. Keep in mind that when baby teeth fall out too early, it actually causes their permanent teeth to erupt before they have fully developed.

When permanent teeth appear before they are ready, it will only cause their smile to become misaligned. If you want to avoid paying for braces to keep their smile straight, it is crucial that you have the right tools to protect their smile and prevent dental emergencies. If they are active in sports, it’s even more important that they have a custom-made sportsguard to protect their smile.

How Sportsguards Make a Huge Difference

Dental emergencies generally occur in two different ways. The first is through long-term issues like tooth decay that break down their enamel slowly over time. The second is through sudden oral injury, which includes playing sports without the right protection. If your child plays football, baseball, basketball, or another contact sport, they need to have a protective sportsguard.

After all, the most common cause of dental emergencies is in fact playing sports without protection. While there are many sportsguards to choose from, only custom-made solutions can ensure the best comfort and most effective long-term use.

Custom Sportsguards or Over-the-Counter Options?

If you’re on the lookout for a sportsguard for your child, you’ve probably noticed options in stores. These are often referred to as “boil-and-bite” sportsguards that allow you to create some level of customization for your child. Unfortunately, they often don’t last as long as other solutions nor do they feel comfortable to use.

Compare that to a professional-made solution you’ll find in a dental office and you’ll quickly find it’s like comparing night and day. Custom solutions are designed to fit your child’s mouth exactly, ensuring that their smile is protected from all angles and feels comfortable while in use. This will ensure that they’ll actually want to use it, whether they are playing football, basketball, or another contact sport.

Want to avoid dental emergencies? Schedule an appointment with a dentist and get your child’s sportsguard made today!

About the Author

Dr. Benjamin Naylor earned his dental degree from the Roseman University College of Dental Medicine. His expertise and advanced technology ensures that your child’s next sportsguard fits incredibly well and protects their developing smile from top to bottom. To learn more or schedule an appointment, you can contact him through his website.


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