A mouthguard is an effective tool to prevent your child’s milky whites from accidents while they indulge in sports and other active pastimes. It fits over the upper teeth and shields your child’s teeth from any injury to the face.
At Gallatin Valley Pediatric Dentistry we offer customized mouthguards for your child to optimize comfort. Mouthguards provide protection while enabling your child to breathe and speak normally.
You can either opt for over-the-counter mouthguards or custom-fit mouthguards. Over-the-counter mouthguards, also known as boil and bite mouthguards, are soaked in hot water to mold to your teeth. They provide a lower level of protection and comfort as compared to custom-fit mouthguards.
Custom-fit mouthguards are crafted by professionals to exactly fit the wearer’s mouth. They are more robust, can absorb shocks quicker, and last longer. Unlike over-the-counter mouthguards, customized mouthguards do not restrict speech.