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If you have a child who is playing physical contact sports, you know how awesome it can be to watch them play. Even though they are doing well and having a great time, there is always a fear they might become injured. Dental injuries are common in sports, and that’s why it’s a great idea to invest in a mouth guard to protect your little quarterback from suffering broken or knocked out teeth.

Dr. Timothy B. Chatterley is here to help in the event of a dental emergency. It’s always a good idea to help take preventative steps, and that’s why investing in a mouth guard is important. A mouth guard can help protect your child’s teeth from injury during sports as well as other physical activities. When it comes to mouth guards, you have several options available to you.

Most sporting goods stores carry boil and bite mouth-formed guards. These two types of guards mold to the form of your children’s teeth after being heated. If you purchase a boil or bite guard, follow the instructions properly, or they will not fit.

Another option is pre-formed guards, but they can be ill-fitting and uncomfortable. The best option is to buy custom made mouth guards from your dentist or a dental laboratory. Since they are custom made, they will be the best fitting for the user, as well as offering the best in comfort and protection.

For a mouth guard fitting or for any questions, contact Bright Smiles Dental in Casselberry, Florida today.