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There are certain highs and lows that come with the territory of having a child involved in a sports program. It’s always great watching the crowd come alive for your child’s accomplishments, but it can also be very dangerous and competitive out there. There are a lot of ways for your child’s teeth to become damaged or dislodged during a game. Wearing a sports mouth guard can help protect your child from having those traumas.

Drs. Packard and Packard are here to help with any questions you have about mouth guards or assist in case of an emergency. Broken and dislodged teeth are a reality of sports and mouth guards are the best protection against them. There are a few mouth guards you should know about to make an informed decision on which is the best option.

The boil and bite mouth guards sold in most sports good stores are a plastic mouth forming guard that forms a mold of your child’s teeth after being heated. Be advised, these guards can fit poorly if the user doesn’t follow the instructions.

Purchasing a pre-formed guard isn’t recommended as they usually fit poorly and can be uncomfortable.

The best mouth guard is a custom mouth guard. These can be made for your child at your dentist’s office or a dental laboratory. A custom guard will fit perfectly while also offering the best protection.

For inquiries, please call us at Creekside Dental Ellensburg today in Ellensburg, Washington, today.