We offer emergency dental services at two convenient Joondalup locations. However, we would really rather take care of your child during regularly scheduled sessions. While we are happy to take care of dental emergencies, they always mean that your child is in pain.
Besides regular trips to the dentist, there is one important thing you can do for your child to help decrease the chances of a dental emergency: buy a custom mouthguard. As you know, mouthguards are already required for playing sports in school.
We think children should have mouthguards whenever they are playing, whether at school, at a park or in their backyard. We want to see children protected against trauma to the teeth and jaw. Here are five great reasons for wearing a mouthguard.
Cushions Teeth Against Impact
A mouthguard offers great protection to the teeth from impacts. They can be the difference between a broken, chipped or knocked out tooth and a minor annoyance.
Prevents Injuries to Jaw Joint
When the face sustains an impact, it can injure the jaw joint by knocking it out of place. A mouthguard cushions the joint from impact and the extra bulk of a mouthguard makes the joint less likely to be moved by impact.
Protects Against Injuries to Soft Tissue
One of the more common outcomes of a blow to the teeth is the teeth cutting the inside of the cheek. A mouthguard makes this impossible because only the soft surface of the mouthguard strikes the inside of the cheek.
Helps Protect from Injuries to Neck and Jaw
The “short version” of this: the mouthguard absorbs impact and restricts jaw movement. This results in less total impact to the neck and jaw.
May Help Reduce Concussions
Not only does the mouthguard absorb impact, it can restrict the distance and speed of movement from an impact. This can reduce concussions because it is that speed and distance that can cause the brain to concuss against the inside of the cranium.
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