Mouth Guard

Sports Mouth Guards

Whether you wear braces or not, protecting your child’s smile while playing sports is essential. Sports related injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries received by athletes.

Mouth guards help protect teeth and gums from injury. If your child participates in basketball, boxing, hockey, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, track and field, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, skydiving, soccer, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting or wrestling, it is recommended by the American Dental Association that a mouth guard is worn.

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Bruxism Symptoms and Treatment

If you child clenches or grind their teeth, he or she can suffer muscle and tissue damage in their jaw area as well as surface damage to their teeth. The following symptoms can indicate if your child is suffering from bruxism:

Jaw pain
Tight or sore jaw muscles
Severe headaches
Sensitive teeth to hot and cold temperatures
Indentations or bite marks on the inside of your cheeks or tongue
Ear pain

To prevent any future damage to your teeth or jaw, we may suggest a mouth guard or splints to wear at night.

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