FAQs

What are sportsguards?
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Sportsguards or mouthguards are plastic appliances that are used to protect the hard and soft tissues of the mouth during sporting activities. These can be custom made, “boil and bite” or preformed mouthguards. The custom made ones provide the best protection. Mouthguards can prevent tooth fractures and tooth loss. To some degree, it can also prevent jaw fractures. It also prevents soft tissue injuries to the lips and cheeks, particularly to those wearing braces. They can be made in a variety of fun colors.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Orthodontists are encouraging kids to wear these sportsguards during competitions and practices particularly for contact sports such as basketball, soccer, rugby and martial arts. Other sports, while not considered true contact sports, can include baseball, gymnastics, skateboarding and karting. More than half of sport-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.

Will my child be good?
Will my child be good?

We are dedicated to your child's comfort and look forward to helping your child learn that his visits can be enjoyable. We recognize that children of different ages, experiences and conditions express themselves differently.

Do not be upset if your child cries. Crying is a normal reaction. Children may be afraid of anything new and strange.

Kindness and trust are the greatest techniques to overcome this fear. We look forward to getting to know your child and helping you learn how we can best work together for your child’s benefit.