Injuries to the teeth and jaws can be dramatically reduced through the use of an athletic mouth guard. When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuries can occur. A properly fitted mouth guard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect your child’s smile, and should be used during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth.
At Just 4 KiDDS Dentistry in Idaho Falls, we fabricate custom made mouth guards which have better fit and comfort, are less likely to affect a child’s speech, and are less likely to come loose as opposed to commercially offered mouth guards.
We recommend only using our custom made mouthguards once all permanent teeth are in.