What Are Athletic Guards?
Sports guards, mouth guards and mouth protectors are all different names for the same thing: a device worn over kids teeth that protects them from blows to the face and head. Mouth guards are a very important piece of athletic equipment for kids participating in any sport that involves contact or flying equipment. This includes football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, skateboarding, gymnastics, lacrosse— any activity that might result in an injury to the mouth.
Athletic mouth guards typically cover just the upper teeth, and are designed to protect against broken teeth, cut lips and other potential damage to the mouth. If your child wears braces or other fixed dental appliances on their lower jaw, our dentist may suggest a mouth protector for the lower teeth as well.
At Kakar Dental Group we provide custom made athletic mouth guards that are highly resilient, tear-resistant and precisely adjusted by our pediatric dentist prior to final delivery. They are guaranteed to fit properly and not impair speech or breathing. Our custom athletic mouth guards provide kids with a perfect fit and the best protection on the market. With such an important piece of equipment, exact fit and overall comfort are extremely important. Poorly fitted athletic mouth guards do not provide the same level of protection and if the fit is too uncomfortable or even painful, children are much less likely to wear the mouth guard as often or as long as they should.
It’s best to see a qualified professional to have a custom mouth guard made specifically for your child. We have designed thousands of mouth guards for kids in Virginia over the years so we have the tools and experience to provide your child with the very best protection. Call us now to schedule an appointment!