You would never allow your kids to play a contact sport without a helmet and padding, right? But unfortunately, mouth and facial injuries are the most common type of injury in sports.
Mouth guards are required for participation in only four academic sports: football, lacrosse, ice hockey and field hockey. Yet, baseball and basketball yield the highest number of traumatic dental injuries. The ADA recommends that a mouth guard should always be worn while biking, skateboarding, wrestling, playing soccer and volleyball in addition to academic sports. Over 200,000 sports injuries can be avoided annually with mouth guards.
The most effective mouth guard is one your child wears during every practice and at games. Several types of sports mouth guards are available:
Buying the best sports equipment for active kids can get quite costly, but it makes the most sense to invest in the tried and true protection of a professional, custom-made mouth guard. Book a consultation with our Taylor or West Bloomfield, MI office today for your child to receive their very own custom sports mouth guard!
Dr. Jason M. Golnick received his DDS degree and his MS degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Michigan. He is a C.S. Mott Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry and has served as a adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. Dr. Jason Golnick is an active staff member of Oakwood Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center / Childrens Hospital of Michigan,