If your child plays a sport, our pediatric dentists recommend that they wear a sports mouth guard. These custom oral appliances help protect their teeth and supporting structures from damage so that children can enjoy themselves without worrying about injury. Call OPDSF Pediatric Dentistry today at (415) 661-8383 to learn more about the benefits of sports mouth guards in San Francisco, California, and to make your child’s appointment with Dr. Pang, Dr. Chen, or Dr. Mo.
Our pediatric dentists and team are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and free from discomfort. To help us do this, we provide several types of mouth guards at our office. For our athletic patients, we often recommend a type of mouth guard called an athletic mouth guard or sports guard. Sports guards fit over your teeth while you play sports and participate in other athletic activities to protect your smile from injury. Sports guards are especially important for our patients who play high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey and rugby; however, all types of athletes can benefit from an athletic mouth guard. Whether you play soccer, basketball or baseball, a sports guard can be a great way to protect your smile and keep it safe.
While a number of types of athletic mouth guards are available, a custom-made mouth guard is the most effective in protecting your smile. This type of mouth guard is designed to comfortably fit your smile and prevent dental injury, such as knocked out and chipped teeth. A sports guard can also help to prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks and gums.