Riverside Orthodontics, Located in Riverside, CT, States the Importance of Sports Mouthguards for Kids

Protect your kids mouths! Mouthguards are a very important piece of protective sports equipment not to overlook.
Bookmark and Share
Riverside, CT (prHWY.com) March 6, 2013 - With the spring sports season gearing up for kids, mouthguards are a very important piece of safety equipment that should not be forgotten. Dr. Kesselman, at Riverside Orthodontics, wants to inform you about the importance of protective mouthguards and about the different types of mouthguards available.

According to the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety, an athlete is 60% more likely to incur damage to their teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard! A properly fitting mouthguard will help cushion the teeth, cheeks, tongue, and jaw from a serious blow to the mouth. This is especially important if your child wears braces, as a mouthguard will help protect the soft tissue of the mouth from the metal brackets should an impact occur.

There are three types of mouthguards: stock, boil and bite, and custom. Stock mouthguards come ready to use and don't require any additional customization. These are the least protective and the least expensive. Boil and bite mouthguards are customized by the user at home by boiling the material to soften it and then biting into it to mold it to your teeth. Boil and bite mouthguards offer more protection than stock ones, but are often bulky and cumbersome. Custom fit mouthguards are the most expensive option of the three, but offer the best protection and the most comfort for the wearer. In order to get a custom fit mouthguard, visit your dentist or orthodontist to get an impression done of your teeth. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory where a mouthguard is molded directly from your impression. Whichever mouthguard you choose, it's better than no mouthguard at all!

If you have additional questions about mouthguards, Dr. Kesselman is more than happy to answer them! Please contact us at our office, located in Riverside, CT, for a free orthodontic consultation. Dr. Kesselman and his staff provide orthodontic solutions for children and adults using traditional braces, clear braces and Invisalign. He can be reached at (203)698-0045.


Tag Words: connecticut, fairfield county, orthodontist, mouthguards, braces, stamford, greenwich
Categories: Health

Press Release Contact
Riverside Orthodontics
1171 E. Putnam Ave.
Building #2
Riverside, CT 06878

Link To This Press Release:

Create Press Release
Press Release Options
About This Press Release
If you have any questions about this press release, please contact the listed publisher. Please do not contact prHWY as we cannot help you with your inquiry.