Protect your kids with custom-made Geelong mouthguards

July 27, 2016

We all want our kids to lead active lives and sport can play an important part in getting them moving and keeping them fit.

But it also comes with injury risks, especially in the case of contact sports. So if your child is pulling on a hockey uniform, fitting shin guards for footy or lining up for rugby or soccer, it’s imperative to protect their teeth and gums with custom-made Geelong mouthguards.

At Wyatt Ryan Dental, we’ve seen the damage that can happen on ovals, fields, courts and arenas through collisions and ball and stick impacts. Broken or missing teeth, damaged gums, cut cheeks and nasty jaw injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. A mouthguard is an important line of defence in minimising damage in such situations.

The mouthguard is a mighty shock absorber, protecting your teeth from greater harm. And that’s reason enough to make sure your child is wearing one every time they take part in sports training and games. Mouthguards don’t just protect your child’s teeth and gums, they can also protect you from the costly expense of repairing damaged teeth.

At Wyatt Ryan Dental we provide Geelong mouthguards that are custom-made out of hardy thermoplastic material from an impression of our clients’ teeth. Mouthguards need to have a snug fit yet still be comfortable to wear. They can also fit over braces.

As children grow, their mouths change as baby teeth fall out and adult ones take their place. This means that mouthguards will need to be upgraded, perhaps every year, until the wearer reaches their late teens. It’s worth noting that the loss of baby teeth through sporting injury can have an impact on how adult teeth develop in your child’s mouth. Protection is vital.

So if your child has enthusiastically taken up a contact sport, or even a non-contact one where there is still a face-impact risk, sign them up for a custom-made mouthguard for your peace of mind and their dental health.

If you would like to know more about Geelong mouthguards and the protection they offer, please contact us at Wyatt Ryan Dental. We also provide mouthguards for adults.