One image that was repeated over and over during the Super Bowl, was that of players from each team taking out their mouth guards on the sideline. Most people don’t really pay attention to how frequently professional football players use mouth guards, but in reality, they pop them in before each and every play. The fact is that mouth guards aren’t only for professional athletes. Kids involved in full-contact sports, or even adults who tend to grind their teeth at night, can benefit from mouth guards.
Stock mouth guards are very affordable but often don’t fit properly. Boil and bite mouth guards can be found at sports stores, but require careful attention to manufacturer directions for a proper fit. Custom-fitted mouth guards are personalized by a dentist, and may be more affordable than you think when dental coverage is factored into cost considerations. Children who wear braces will benefit from rubber cushions, which will protect against oral injuries.
The dental professionals at Smiles of Bellevue can provide protection for your child‘s Bellevue braces when they’re ready to participate in athletics. Contact them at 425-455-2424 for a consultation.