The protection that a custom fitted mouth-guard can provide has become more evident over time. So much so that the mouth-guard has become recognized as a mandatory piece of sports equipment by coaches and physical education instructors in schools across the nation. It is now as much a part of the preparation for a sporting event as shoulder pads or a helmet, for instance. There are cheaper versions of the mouth-guard that are available over the counter in sporting goods stores or big box outlets but they are inferior to the ones your pediatric dentist can furnish.
A custom fitted mouth-guard is constructed from a mold of the patient’s teeth and gums so that it will fit snugly yet allow him to communicate clearly. Because it is so precisely suited to the individual it will not seem bulky or be uncomfortable to wear. Because of the fit and the high quality material used in the customization of a mouth-guard it is far less likely to fall out. The superior protection is invaluable.
How often a custom made mouth-guard should be replaced will depend on the age of the patient at the first fitting and if there are considerable changes in the physical dimensions of his mouth from that time. A custom made mouth-guard can last for up to two years as long as the fit is still good.
Let Dr. Kaelin of Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry fit your budding athlete with a protective mouth-guard before the next season opener. Call the office @ 303-805-8266 in Parker.