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Mouthguards and Sportsguards – Denver, CO

Protecting Your Child’s Smile from Damage

At Wash Park Pediatric Dentistry, we know children enjoy playing outside and engaging in a variety of sports-related activities. From lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding, golf, tennis, and soccer, you want to take every measure to protect them from harm, which is why Dr. Patrick and his team are happy to provide custom-made mouthguards and sportsguards in Denver. Although a custom mouthguard is more expensive, it is guaranteed to give your child the greatest level of protection. Over-the-counter, store-bought mouthguards are one-size-fits-all, which means it may not really fit your young one’s smile the way it should and as a result, not effectively protect their mouth from harm should injury occur.

By taking this extra step to protect their smile, you are putting them on a path to better oral health in the future. To schedule an appointment to see Dr. Patrick and be fitted for a custom sportsguard, contact us today.

How Can a Mouthguard Protect My Child?

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When it comes to playing sports, Dr. Patrick isn’t the only one who advocates for the use of mouthguards and sportsguards. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) strongly encourages parents to make sure their child is wearing protective mouth gear while engaging in any sports-related or outdoor activity. Whether it is solo or team-oriented, accidents can happen at any time.

By choosing to have your child see Dr. Patrick for custom mouthguards in Denver, you are not only minimizing the possibility of severe trauma to their teeth and soft tissues, but you are also reducing the chances of your child experiencing serious brain injuries as well.

Mouthguards are designed to protect against the following injuries:

  • Soft tissue lacerations (i.e., gums)
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Tongue lesions
  • Lip lesions
  • Jawbone fractures

How Do I Know if My Child Needs a Mouthguard?

A person skiing down a mountain while the sun is shining

Dr. Patrick, along with various professional organizations, agree that if your child plays sports or is active in outdoor, recreational activities, they should be wearing a mouthguard. No matter the age, gender, or skill level of a child or adult, proper mouth protection is necessary to minimize the damage to teeth, soft tissues, and facial structure.

Although contact sports such as soccer and lacrosse can lead to obvious injuries, so can non-contact sports and activities like golf and skiing.

What Are the Benefits of Custom-Made Appliances vs. a One Size Fits All?

A female wearing a polo shirt and visor swinging a golf club during a game

When it comes to choosing the right kind of mouthguard or sportsguard for your child Dr. Patrick and his team at Wash Park Pediatric Dentistry can create a custom-made one instead of purchasing one from your local drug store. Because there are so many to choose from, you’re never guaranteed it will properly fit or be effective when it comes to testing it during a game.

By opting for a custom-made appliance, you are:

  • Ensuring that your child’s protective mouth gear will comfortably fit their smile because of the customization provided by Dr. Patrick and his team.
  • Guaranteeing that the mouthguard will be adaptable.
  • Taking steps to provide your child with an orthodontically correct appliance.
  • Receiving a device that is approved by Dr. Patrick.
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