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By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
June 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: mouth guards   sports  

It’s inspiring to watch your child give their all for the sport they love--whether on the field, court, rink, or anywhere else life takes them. mouth guardThat triumphant smile lights up their eyes and gives you so much to be proud of. That is why it is important to remember to make sure it’s protected throughout their entire sports career.

How A Mouthguard Protects Your Child's Teeth

Sports injuries are a leading cause of dental emergencies. Common ones include:

  • Tooth loss
  • Fractured teeth or jaw
  • Loose or displaced teeth

These injuries can be extremely painful, not to mention expensive to treat. A mouthguard is a simple, low-cost, and highly effective way to prevent these injuries from occurring in the first place.

Contact sports such as boxing, football, or martial arts come with a high risk of dental injury. However, many non-contact sports also involve a risk of impact--gymnastics, skating, and biking are several examples. A mouthguard can help protect your active child's smile, no matter what their passion is.

How Do Under Armour Mouthguards Work?

An Under Armour mouthguard is designed to protect teeth from trauma. It absorbs force, preventing the teeth and jaw from receiving the brunt of the impact. Your child’s mouthguard will help maintain optimal spacing between the top and bottom teeth, and protect against the stress of teeth clenching as well. Your child will be able to speak and breathe normally while wearing their mouthguard.

Under Armour mouthguards come in a variety of colors and different styles for your child's unique dental needs. Your Niskayuna family dentist will help you decide which mouthguard is ideal for your child, based on their physical activity and dental history.

Niskayuna, NY Family Dentist

The best way to handle a dental emergency is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Under Armour mouthguards provide affordable, effective protection against dental injuries for your active child. To talk with your dentist about the best mouth guard for your child, call (518) 377-3628 or request your appointment now.

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