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Mouthguards

It is no secret that children and teens can become injured in all sorts of ways. Many times, these injuries occur during sporting events and can result in cracked or chipped teeth. In some cases, tooth loss may even occur. This is why youth mouth guards are recommended for kids who play sports. These devices can help protect teeth from injury and preserve the appearance of your kid’s smile. Linda Steele, DDS in Coppell, TX can fit your child for a custom-fit dental mouth guard.

What exactly is a dental mouth guard?

A mouth guard is a device made from soft foam or plastic that is placed over the teeth to protect them from injury. A mouth guard can also provide padding and protection to the cheeks, tongue, and jaw. It is estimated that as many as 200,000 mouth injuries a year can be prevented by wearing youth mouth guards. Even helmets and facemasks cannot protect the entire face.
What are the benefits of wearing a mouth guard?

Wearing a mouth guard is a vital part of protecting the mouth against sporting injuries. In fact, it can reduce the risk of injury by as much as 99 percent! While there are many types available, a custom made dental mouth guard is probably your best option as they provide maximum comfort and protection.

While store bought mouth guards can be molded to fit the basic shape of your child’s mouth, they still will not fit perfectly and may interfere with breathing or speaking. Additionally, these types of youth mouth guards require that the jaw stay clenched in order to hold them in place. Over time, constant clenching of the jaw can cause discomfort and serious disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), such as Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

Choosing a custom made dental mouth guard is the best way to ensure a proper fit without long term complications. In order to learn more about youth mouth guards in Coppell, TX, contact Dr. Linda and schedule your consultation today!


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Steele Dental Specialties
Linda A. Steele, DDS
225 East State Highway 121, Suite 150
Coppell, TX 75019
New Patients: (972) 704-1259
Current Patients: (972) 315-3355


   


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