Every single year dentists around the country consult too many children with trauma to their teeth and mouths due to a sporting injury. A lot of these injuries might have been avoided if the child had worn a custom-built mouthguard.
Professional athletes wear custom mouthguards what is more the sooner children start wearing, and perceiving them as the norm, the better.
There are different kinds of mouthguards accessible – ones that are custom made and fitted by a dental professional, or off the shelf boil and bite types that you can get from sports shops.
The Oral Health Foundation suggest that custom fitted mouthguards from a dental professional are the safest and preferred option.
We recognise that custom fitted mouthguards are pricier than off the shelf options but would advise you to spend a bit more and get one properly fitted. It may sound a lot of money, but compared to a lifetime of dental treatment or the distress of tooth loss, it really isn’t.