If your child or teen is active, Dr. V and Dr. Megan stress the importance of mouthguards to protect their developing smiles. A mouthguard is a safety device that can help your child protect his or her teeth during sports or recreational activities. It cushions impact that may otherwise cause broken teeth, jaw injuries, or cuts to the lip, tongue or face. Our staff at Vista Family Dentistry can help create a custom-made mouthguard for your child for comfort and a proper fit that will stay in their mouth and cause minimal interference with speech.
Mouthguards are not just for conventional sports. Any adult or child involved in a recreational activity that may cause injury to the mouth such as biking or skateboarding, should protect his or her smile with a mouthguard. Since treating a sports or action related dental injury can cost thousands of dollars, a custom mouthguard can be a wonderful preventive investment.