Protect your teeth

Fall sports season is here and there are so many reasons for your child to wear a  mouth guard.  If your child plays a contact sport such as football, softball, baseball or soccer, please don’t forget the importance of a mouth guard.  Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.  They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.  They are especially important to use while wearing braces as any injury to the face will damage both the braces and the mouth.

Ask your dentist what type of mouthguard is right for your child.  Whether you choose a stock mouthguard or boil-and-bite type from a store or have a custom fitted one fabricated at our office, make sure you protect those teeth!


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Since 1972, Salem Pediatric Dental & Orthodontic Associates has provided comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health care needs. We proudly serve the communities of Salem, Lynn, Peabody, Danvers, Marblehead, Swampscott, Beverly, and many more.
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