Kids are back to school and involved in sports.  Your child may have the latest gear and new equipment for the sporting activity that they are interested in.  Do they have the necessary oral protective gear?   

Injuries to the face and mouth in children are quite common and they are among the most distressful episodes affecting children and their parents.  Depending on the type and severity of the injury, the long term effects may be far reaching. 

If your child is involved in sports, ask your dental professional about a custom fitted mouth guard.  These can even be made to fit over braces! They have been shown to protect teeth and other structures.  Custom made mouth guards have been shown to protect against concussion or mitigate its effects. This is a great time to ask your dental health care professional about custom fitted mouth guards.