Mouth Guards - Vermont South Dental

Mouth Guards

Mouth Guards

MOUTH GUARDS

Mouth guards can help protect children’s teeth from knocks and falls. If your child plays sport, it’s good to try to get them “used to” wearing a mouth guard from an early age.

 

THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF MOUTH GUARDS

1.      Ready-made

2.     ‘Boil and Bite’ which you mold around your child’s teeth & jawbone at home.

3.     Customised Mouth guard which are made by a dental. These provide the best protection because they are specifically fitted to your child’s teeth and jaws.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD MOUTH GUARD?

  • Thick enough (4 mm) to provide protection against impact
  • Fits snuggly and is comfortable
  • Odourless and tasteless
  • Allows normal breathing and swallowing
  • Allows normal speech.

HOW TO HELP KEEP YOUR CHILD’S MOUTH GUARD STAY CLEAN AND IN GOOD SHAPE.....

  • Rinse the mouthguard in soap and warm (not hot) water after each use. Allow it to air-dry
  • Disinfect the mouthguard from time to time with a mouthwash
  • Keep the mouthguard in a well-ventilated plastic storage box when not in use. The box should have several holes in it
  • Do not leave the mouthguard in direct sunlight, in a closed car or in the car's glove box. Heat can damage it

  • Make sure your mouthguard is in good condition before you use it
  • Ask your dentist to inspect your mouthguard at every dental checkup
  • Replace a child's mouthguard every 12-18 months, even if it appears to be in good condition. Growth and new teeth can alter the fit
  • Replace an adult's mouthguard after dental treatment or tooth loss. Otherwise, it should last for several years

Your child should wear the mouth guard during training sessions & match play (and at times when there’s a risk of knocks or falls )

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