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Mouth Guards

Weston Dentist Dr Pyle Offers Preventative Dental Advice for Your Children’s Fall Athletic Season:

You can take steps to protect your child’s mouth.A kid’s mouth is the most injured area of the body during contact sports, such as boxing, basketball, hockey, football, lacrosse, martial arts, soccer, wrestling, water polo and rugby.The ADA (American Dental Association) has estimated that mouthguards prevent 200,000 injuries among high school and college football players alone!

Encourage Your Kids to Use a Protective Sportsguard!

A sportsguard (also know as a mouthguard) is a flexible plastic device worn during sports practices and competition designed to protect your own or your child’s/youth’s teeth from trauma or loss.Did you know it can also prevent neck injuries, jaw fractures, and concussions? Statistics indicate that use of a sportsguard reduces the chances of a concussion by up to 50%!

Sportsguards also reduce the chances of cut or bruised lips and cheeks—the appliance does this by keeping soft tissue areas away from the teeth, an absolute necessity for youth still in orthodontic braces. To be effective, a fitted sportsguard needs to remain in place during the activity, while not interfering with speech or breathing. It should provide maximum protection along with comfort to encourage its continued use.  

Your Weston Dentist Dr Pyle recommends:

Only a sportsguard provided by your dentist will maximize comfort and effectiveness.Dr Pyle’s Weston dental office will make one for your child from a cast of your child’s teeth.Remember that for growing children, and to insure the greatest protection and comfort, you usually need to replace your sportsguard each season.Your child’s mouth and jaw can change a great in a year, especially if they have grown significantly since the last sports season or just started or finished orthodontic treatment.

Our customized mouthguards are not only superior to any ready made or mouth-formed device available at sports stores, but we charge a price comparable to these less effective devices.Just like you the parent, we would rather insure the safety of the children that come to our practice, rather than have to provide emergency care for damaged teeth.

Kids want comfort and fun!

Only a customized sportsguard (mouthguard) maximizes comfort by not interfering with talking and breathing, and provides excellent retention, fit, and sufficient thickness in critical areas.Your kids will love that we can give them the same type of mouthguard made by professional athletic coaches, and we can even customize the sports guard’s color for your child’s team.

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