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Having a child participating in sports is a highlight of parenthood. You love watching your kid run a touchdown, or scoring a win for the home team by sliding into home. But there is always a risk that they could be injured. A wrong timed physical contact could result in their teeth being broken or dislodged. Protect your child from such trauma by investing in a sports mouth guard.

While Dr. Gemma Dalton is here to help in the event of a dental emergency, she recommends a mouth guard. Dental injuries are common in physical activity and that’s why it’s a good idea to wear a mouthguard while participating in them. There are several types of sports mouth guards on the market.

At most sporting good stores, you can purchase a boil and bite guard. This is a mouth forming plastic guard that will form a mold of your child’s teeth after being heated. Pay attention to the instructions if you use a boil and bite guard so that it will fit properly.

While pre-formed guards are also an option, they rarely fit well and can lead to discomfort for the wearer.

For the best in protection and comfort for your child, you should get them a custom mouth guard. Your dentist or a dental lab can fit your child and create the best mouth guard just for them.

For questions about mouth guards or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call our dental office in Bedford, Texas, today.