Mouthguards Protect Children' sTeeth


Mouthguards help protect teeth and keep dental injuries to a minimum, particularly when playing contact sports, or to help with grinding of teeth. All children playing contact sports should wear a mouthguard, even primary school-age children. Professionally fitted mouthguards are comfortable, allow speech and do not restrict breathing.


Sports Guard

Active children are healthy children, but recreation and sports can present a threat to your child’s oral health. Athletic mouth guards can help protect your child’s teeth from a knee, elbow club, ball, racket or just about any other object flying toward his or her face. For maximum effectiveness, a sports mouth guard should fit well and be properly cleaned between usages. Custom mouth guards provide the best fit for active children and teens and can be acquire through your child’s dentists

Night Guard

Teeth grinding during childhood is normal. Although its often a parental concern, children will often outgrow this habit. However if the habit continues once their permanent teeth have come in and there are signs of wear, we will recommend a custom made night-guard.

For both the mouth guard and night guard a mold will be taken of your child’s teeth which will be used to make a model and a custom-fitted guard.

Suggestions for parents and carers include:

  • Avoid do-it-yourself 'boil and fit' type mouthguards – they are unlikely to provide effective protection. See your child's dentist to have a customised mouthguard fitted.
  • Make sure your child wears their mouthguard at training and during the game. It may help to talk to their coach about it as all sporting clubs are encouraged to have a compulsory mouthguard policy.
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  • Update your child's mouthguard every 12 to 18 months to ensure that it still fits and is fully effective. Take it to your regular dental visit to have it checked for wear and tear.
  • Keep the mouthguard clean.
  • When not in use, store the mouthguard in a rigid container and away from heat to make sure it maintains its shape.