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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO Help keep your child’s mouth guard stay clean and in good shape.....

  • Rinse it before each use, and brush with a non-abrasive toothpaste afterwards
  • Clean it every now and then in soapy water, making sure to rinse it thoroughly.
  • Carry and store it in a container that has vents.
  • Don’t leave it in the sun or in hot water.

 

 

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Take the mouth guard along to your child’s dental visits to make sure it always fits correctly.

Kids can sometimes grow at a rapid rate. Therefore, their mouth guard may need to be replaced when changes happen in your child’s mouth, such as adult teeth coming through.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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