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Athletic Mouthguards – Casper, WY

Protect Your Favorite Smile from a Serious Dental Injury

Young girl smiling while holding soccer ball on field

Does your child participate in a sport like martial arts, soccer, or wrestling? Activities like these are a great way to shape discipline, stay active, and build a sense of community. Of course, the last thing you want is for your little one to sustain a serious dental injury, like a knocked-out tooth, in the process. Don’t worry – our pediatric dental team offers custom athletic mouthguards to help prevent that from happening. To learn more about the benefits of this dental appliance, schedule an appointment with our team or read on!

Why Choose Casper Children’s Dental Clinic for Athletic Mouthguards?

  • Pediatric Dentist Who Is Compassionate and Highly Trained
  • Dental Insurance and Flexible Financing Welcome
  • Completely Personalized Mouthguards in 50+ Color Schemes

Why Are Athletic Mouthguards Important?

Child in black and orange football attire

There are numerous reasons athletic mouthguards are important, including the fact that roughly five million teeth are knocked-out each year in sports-related accidents. Of course, this isn’t the only problem that can result from an accidental blow to the face or a rogue ball. Cracks, chips, and fractures are also possible, which can negatively impact the look, health, and function of your child’s smile. Furthermore, these dental injuries can be extremely stressful to handle and result in a lot of pain, which is why it’s so important to give your child’s smile the protection it needs on the field, in the ring, or on the stage.

Why Get an Athletic Mouthguard From a Dentist?

Dentist with blue gloves holding blue and white mouthguard

Since sporting goods stores offer athletic mouthguards, you might be wondering why you need to purchase one from your child’s dentist. Well, there are a few reasons! To start, store-bought mouthguards aren’t customized to your child’s smile, which can result in significant discomfort and even be a choking hazard. Mouthguards from their pediatric dentist, on the other hand, are entirely custom – everything from the size and thickness to the color and logos can be tailored to your little one’s needs and interests!

When Does the ADA & ASD Recommend Wearing Athletic Mouthguards?

Teen with blonde hair serving volleyball in school gymnasium

Both the American Dental Association and the Academy of Sports Dentistry recommend that children wear a mouthguard (during games and practices) for sports and physical activities like:

  • Baseball and softball
  • Boxing and martial arts
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Since this isn’t a complete list, we highly recommend getting in touch with our team to learn more about athletic mouthguards and if your child can benefit from having one. You’re welcome to bring it up at their next checkup and cleaning , or you can schedule an appointment with our team today!