Kids involved in athletic activities often face sports injuries which can sometimes also damage their teeth. Teeth damage can often be prevented by wearing a mouthguard.
MOUTHGUARD: Mouth guards, also known as sports guards, are crucial pieces of equipment for any child participating in potentially injurious recreational or sporting activities. Mouthguards protect the entire oral region from traumatic injury, preserving both the esthetic appearance and the health of the smile.
THREE TYPES OF MOUTHGUARDS:
RISKS OF NOT WEARING A MOUTHGUARD:
There are many advantages to using a mouthguard. They help to limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your child’s lips, tongue and soft tissues of the mouth. Here’s what your child risks when they play sports without a mouthguard.
Teeth are hard, but they are also brittle. Playing sports without a mouth guard puts teeth at risk of taking a hard blow without any cushioning, which can cause them to crack or break all together. A mouth guard helps cushion the teeth from potential blows and decreases their risk of cracking.
Jaw injuries are one of the most common injuries in sports, and mouth guards can help prevent them, or greatly reduce their severity. Mouthguards help cushion and reduce the amount of shock the upper jaw and lower jaw can take during a hit to the jaw.
Wearing a can actually greatly reduce the risk of sustaining a concussion while playing sports. One study found that mouthguards can reduce overall cranial impact by 50% when sustaining a blow to the chin or jaw.
LACERATED LIPS AND CHEEKS
It’s no surprise, that teeth can do real damage to cheeks and lips if left uncovered. Mouthguards help protect cheeks and lips from accidental bites that can puncture or lacerate the lips.
Call our office today and ask us about the types of mouth guards that we provide. Together, we can help them enjoy the sport they love and keep their teeth safe from injury. Visit www.jehangiroracare.com or give us a call on +91-8149060597