Spring sports season is here! Are your athletes ready to play it safe?
True or false: Boys are more likely to experience facial and dental-related
injuries than girls.
False. Recent studies report that dental-related injuries in girls exceed those of boys.
These eye-opening statistics might be surprising, but they emphasize an important point: Kids in and near Bourbonnais need mouth guards to help prevent against painful and expensive injuries, including broken, cracked and lost teeth, jaw and joint fractures, and cuts and infections. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley was glad he was wearing a mouth guard!
What is a mouth guard?
A mouth guard is made of soft plastic and is fitted in the inside of the mouth to protect the lips, cheeks, teeth, and tongue against injury.
Know your options.
There are three primary types of mouth guards available:
- Ready-made stock. These are inexpensive and come in various sizes, but may not fit well.
- Boil-and-bite. A boil-and-bite mouth guard offers a semi-custom fit and usually ranges between $10 and $15.
- Custom-fit. This is the best option for children that participate in a number of sports and for kids who wear braces. Because they are custom-made in Dr. Scott Fogel’s Bourbonnais dental office, they offer a tight fit and the best protection.
Get your pint-sized players and teenage athletes ready for spring and summer sports! Your Bourbonnais dentist can fit your child for a mouth guard during his/her next cleaning appointment. Book their appointments by calling 815-933-5173 today!