A pediatric dentist in Brooklyn Dr. Marina Krepkh has an extensive experience protecting children’s teeth and can recommend the appropriate mouth guard. Mouth guards act as a buffer between the lips and teeth, and can protect the teeth and gums from direct physical contact. Mouth guards also protect braces and the soft tissue inside the mouth from damage.
Custom-Made Mouth Guard
Childhood participation in sports is something most parents and caregivers will actively want to encourage, as after all developing a lifelong enjoyment of playing sports can be a great aid in remaining fit and healthy. There’s lots of protective clothing and equipment available to keep children safe while playing sports, but it’s equally important to make sure their teeth and jaws are protected.
Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury received while playing sports, and range from simple knocks and chips to the teeth, to lacerated cheeks and tongues, and the loss of one or more teeth.
Children whose adult teeth knocked out while playing sports can face ongoing dental costs throughout their lifetime, as well as the need to spend hours in the dental chair, and an increased risk of developing other dental issues such as periodontal disease.
Mouth Guards Protect Teeth And Facial Structures
If your child likes to play contact sports, or takes part in other activities such as mountain biking, skateboarding or gymnastics, then purchasing a custom-made mouth guard could be a worthwhile investment. A properly fitted mouth guard will help protect their teeth and associated facial structures from harm while playing sports.
Custom-made mouth guards are:
- Comfortable to wear
- Odorless and tasteless
- Do not feel bulky in the mouth
- Easy for your child to breathe and talk.
They are designed to fit closely around the teeth and to have excellent retention and sufficient thickness in areas that need particular protection.
Our pediatric dentist can supply your child with a custom made mouth guard that will be designed to offer maximum protection during their favorite sports.
It can be made to accommodate erupting teeth, and can be fabricated to offer additional protection in specific areas. If your child is currently undergoing orthodontic treatment and has a fixed brace, the mouth guard will be designed to fit over the brace.
Mouth Guard is Easy to Look After
Your child’s mouth guard is easy to look after. Get your child to rinse out their mouth with cold water before inserting the mouth guard. After use, it should be rinsed clean and brushed with toothpaste and toothbrush. The mouth guard should be stored in a perforated container that allows air to circulate freely. It should not be exposed to any high temperatures such as direct sunlight or hot tap water as this could distort it.
If the mouth guard becomes loose or uncomfortable then you will need to get it replaced. Our pediatric dentist can check the condition of the mouth guard at each scheduled visit.
Our pediatric dentistry center provides fun and playful, child friendly environment.
Do you have any questions about Mouth Guards for kids and teens? Would you like to schedule an appointment with pediatric dentist, Dr. Marina Krepkh of Kids Best Dentist Brooklyn NYC, please contact our office for consultation.
Dr. Marina Krepkh
7708 4th Avenue 1st floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209