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Summer Sports and Children’s Mouthguards

MouthguardHere at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry, we encourage children to spend times outdoors being active during the summertime! Team and contact sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, and wrestling aren’t the only activities that can pose dangers for your child’s mouth. Keep reading to learn more about the types of activities that can be made safer through the use of a mouthguard. 

Summer Sports and Children’s Mouthguards 

Below are a few sports that can cause problems for your child’s oral health and how a mouthguard can help: 

  • Water Sports – Falling during water sports can cause your mouth to collide violently with your surfboard or skis. Mouthguards can reduce the chance of dental injuries. 
  • Court Sports – Tennis and handball may not be contact sports, but an accidental backhand or an unexpected bounce can cause dental injuries. 
  • Team Sports – Those who play summer league soccer, baseball, or softball know that there is usually some type of accidental contact with other players. Making sure your head and teeth are cushioned will protect you and keep you in the game! 
  • Wheeled Sports – Skateboarding, rollerblading, and biking can all prove that concrete is not a great landing pad. We recommend wearing a mouthguard in addition to a helmet. 

If your child already uses a mouthguard, keep up the good work! If not, please make an appointment with Dr. Naomi Lane, our dentist for children in Oak Ridge. We can fit your child with a custom mouthguard that will protect the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth during sports and other activities. 

To make your appointment here at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry, please call our Greensboro, North Carolina children’s dentist today.

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