Most of children’s dental injuries are related to recreational activities and sports accidents , most of which can be prevented by the use of a simple mouthguard. Yet parents admit that often their children don’t wear mouthguards during organised sports.
Mouthguards absorb the energy caused by impact and can prevent or reduce injury to the teeth, jaw, lips, cheeks and tongue. Mouthguards are especially effective in reducing the risk of losing a tooth – treatment for which can be costly.
So why don’t more children wear mouthguards? Children don’t wear mouthguards during organised sports because they aren’t required to wear them. But you can be proactive and protect your child from significant dental trauma that may also affect their appearance and self-confidence.
It’s important for children to wear their mouthguards during both practice and games. Not only does this help them become more comfortable with wearing the mouth guard but sports-related injuries can also occur during practice.