Does Your Kid Play Sports? Don’t Forget the Custom Mouthguard

For many families, athletics play a major role in their lives. With your kids back in school, there’s a good chance you have children trying out for sports – or some who are already on teams. It’s a good time to remind you of the importance of getting them a custom mouthguard.

We’d love to fit your loved ones for mouthguards! We take impressions of their teeth, for a comfortable custom fit. Call us today at 479-668-3109 for an appointment in our Fort Smith, AR office. 

Yeah, we know it can seem more convenient to get an athletic mouthguard from a sporting goods store. But that convenience fades when your child has to go through a frustrating “boil-and-bite” process before they can wear the guard. Avoiding this is a big benefit of a custom-made mouthguard. 

There are other advantages too:

  • Since it fits better than a store-bought guard, a sports mouthguard from the dentist will stay in place. It’s less likely to get knocked out. It’s also easier for your child to breathe and speak while wearing it.
  • The materials we use are more durable than those used for guards from the store. So the custom mouthguard offers super protection. They typically last longer too. 
  • Custom mouthguards are thinner and not as bulky in your child’s mouth. So your child will complain less about wearing it and is less likely to “forget” it and leave it on the sidelines. 
  • Their precise fit means your child won’t chew or bite into them as much. This helps them last longer.

In addition to athletic mouthguards, we can fit family members for guards that help them sleep better at night. We offer custom-made appliances that keep your airways open, so you breathe easily, without snoring. We also can make bite guards that relieve jaw pain and protect teeth from damage caused by grinding.

Need a custom mouthguard? No problem! Call 479-668-3109 or schedule online for an appointment at Dallas Street Dental.