Shine Pediatric Dentistry

Mouthguards for Child Athletes in Downers Grove

November 11, 2019
Posted By: Shine Pediatric Dentistry Staff

At Shine Pediatric Dentistry, we know that sports are a big part of our patients’ lives. So many of our pediatric dental patients love to play sports either through their schools or on club teams. We love treating our child athletes, and we work hard to make sure their smiles stay protected. 

If your child plays a sport, you can help them keep their mouth free from injury with a mouthguard. Mouthguards are tiny pieces of athletic equipment that can have a considerable impact on your child’s oral health! 

Photo of Dr. Briney taken by the Daily Herald

Why Your Child Needs a Mouthguard 

Sports are a lot of fun, but they also pose inherent risks. Unfortunately, injury is not out of the question when your child plays a sport. Luckily, however, you can equip your child with the protective equipment they need to stay safe and to reduce their risk of a severe injury. 

During almost any sport, your child’s mouth is vulnerable. Pediatric athletes can get hit by a ball, a hockey puck, or a teammate’s arm. They can also fall, trip, or hit their heads during practice or a game. The good news is that thanks to mouthguards, protecting your child’s smile has never been easier! When your child wears a mouthguard that fits well, they save their teeth and their whole mouth from potential injuries. 

Additionally, because custom athletic mouthguards fit better than store-bought alternatives, your child will find it easier to breathe, talk, and perform well while wearing a mouthguard designed by our dental office. 

Choosing the Best Mouthguard for Your Child’s Smile

At Shine Pediatric Dentistry, we want to make wearing mouthguards in Downers Grove simple, accessible, and even fun. Dr. Briney can design a custom mouthguard for your child that will fit their smile perfectly—and in return, your child can choose the color or design of their mouthguard. 

A snug mouthguard will reduce your child’s risk of having a tooth knocked out or broken. Our dental office will work with your child to design the best mouthguard for their situation, even if they have braces or are missing some adult teeth. We know that mouthguards can protect your child’s teeth and help them be their brightest self—both on and off the sports field. 

Contact Our Pediatric Dentist Today

Does your child need a mouthguard in Downers Grove? Dr. Briney and our pediatric dental team can help! Call us today at (630) 743-6700 to schedule a dental appointment! 

If you are interested in learning more about the importance of mouthguards for child athletes, we invite you to read Dr. Briney’s article in the Daily Herald by clicking here.

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