Here at Smile Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are proud to offer nightguards and mouthguards to our patients. Mouthguards are used to protect your child’s teeth and mouth.
Children may grind their teeth at night, which can cause a lot of damage. It is often beneficial for them to wear a mouthguard at night.
Mouthguards are also helpful during sports activities. They can help protect your child’s teeth and jaw from any potential damage from accidents like a blow to the face.
Whether or not the sport your child plays is high-impact, wearing a mouthguard might be helpful in case your child clenches his or her teeth during the game.
There are many types of mouthguards. Some are pre-formed while others are customized to fit a child’s teeth and jaw. Most mouthguards are used only on the top teeth, though some children need to have mouthguards on both their top and bottom teeth.
After a thorough examination, we would be happy to discuss your options so you can protect your child’s teeth from grinding at night and damage during sports activities.