If you have a child that plays football or hockey, you’re probably aware of how important mouthguards are to their safety.

However, it is important to remember that if your child is involved in any sport or activity, they should be using a mouthguard.

Any athlete is at risk of damaging teeth, or their face and mouthguards do an excellent job of protecting their teeth, jaw, lips, face, and tongue from serious injury. Especially in physical sports, such as football and hockey, getting a tooth knocked out is not that uncommon. If a tooth is knocked out it is important to go to the dentist immediately; you can read more about what to do if a tooth is knocked out here. A missing tooth can make simple activities such as speaking and eating difficult for your child.

If your child plays any sport or is involved in any recreational activity, it is a good idea to get them a mouthguard. It is better to be safe than experience a dental emergency. Contact Dr. Gradeless in Fishers, IN if you would like to receive a custom mouthguard!