Custom Sport Mouth Guards
Growing up most of our children will play some form of a contact sport. We support all athletes and believe that it is great for a child’s growth and development. Our practice believes that in doing so they should be well protected.
Who should have a mouth guard?
When we look at the actual definition of a contact sport it actually doesn’t just include football, hockey and boxing. It includes sports that have inanimate objects that could cause some physical contact like volleyball, softball, baseball and basketball.
Why are mouth guards important?
Growing up Dr. Tomi played collegiate soccer and was fortunate enough to never have any facial injuries or teeth knocked out but he knew dozens of people that did. He is a big proponent of children and young athletes making sure they are well protected. The force that can be delivered to our face is not only damaging to our teeth but can be even more destructive to our jaws, lips, tongue and cheeks. We strongly recommend that all children playing contact sports be fitted for a custom mouth guard. The American Academy of Dentistry places the same importance on mouth guards in order to prevent Orofacial injuries. Studies have shown that you can decrease your injury potential by nearly 50% by wearing a custom fitted guard. We are proud to be at the forefront of protecting our young athletes in the community.
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