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by Dr. Michael Popp on Jan 16, 2019

Is your child highly active? Here are some simple and easy tips on how to protect your little one’s teeth while playing sports.


If your child is very active and plays a lot of sports, they may be at a higher risk of sports injuries and dental emergencies, such as fractured or broken teeth. If this does occur, it’s important to visit your local dental office as soon as possible.

Emergency oral services can:

  • prevent tooth loss
  • provide quick pain relief
  • lower the risk of dental infections
  • improve your appearance  

Always remember: With any dental emergencies, seeking immediate treatment is key. Visiting your dental office as soon as possible means more affordable treatment and fewer dental problems in the future.

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4 Tips For Protecting Your Child’s Teeth While Playing Sports

When it comes to playing sports, safety for your child should be the number one priority. Unfortunately, dental injuries are not uncommon when it comes to sports-related incidents. To keep your child’s mouth and health safe, here are some tips to protect their teeth as they jump back into school sports season.

  1. Buy a Custom Mouthguard

A custom mouthguard is a flexible custom-fitted device that is worn over teeth during athletic or recreational activities to protect them from damage. While it’s more expensive than other types of mouthguards, it offers the greatest degree of fit, comfort, and protection.

Here are 3 reasons why you should opt for a custom mouthguard:

  • Every mouth is different. Not all mouths are created the same and so a generic mouthguard will never be an exact fit for you, meaning it will never adequately protect your teeth. On the other hand, a custom mouthguard is made exactly for you.

  • Lower dental costs in the long run. While a shelf mouthguard might be cheaper than a custom fitted one, it won’t do much to protect you against impact and the need for costly emergency oral services.

  • Longer life span. Due to the fact that custom mouthguards are moulded to fit your mouth, they’ll not only keep your teeth safe from impact, but they’ll also last much longer.

  1. Maintain a Healthy Diet

When it comes to your child’s diet, make sure to limit soft drinks and sugary foods that promote cavities. Replace your candies and soda with fruits and vegetables, and when your child does consume a sugary snack, ensure they rinse their mouth or brush their teeth straight afterwards.

Remember: Staying away from sugary snacks builds strong roots in your gums, and the stronger your child’s teeth are, the better protected they’ll be when playing sports.

  1. Visit the Dentist Twice a Year

Taking to your child to the dentist more than once a year might seem like a lot, but it’s the easiest and most effective way to prevent any dental problems. The dentist can keep your child’s teeth healthy and in top condition, and fix any injuries before they get worse.

  1. Encourage Good Hygiene

You want to encourage your children to begin developing good dental hygiene at a young age. This includes brushing their teeth twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and replacing their toothbrush at least once every three months.

Remember: Good hygiene will help make your children’s teeth strong and lower the risk of any injuries from occurring.

 

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To find out more about how we can help keep your child’s teeth strong and healthy, and quickly attend to any dental emergencies, contact our Calgary dental office at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

 


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