If you’re like many parents, you’re likely to have a child who is involved sports. While there are many positives that come with taking part in athletics, there are always risks as well, regardless of the sport. Contact sports in particular can lead to injuries and you want to do everything you possibly can to protect your child from potential harm. Don’t overlook that healthy set of teeth. Be sure to take precautions to keep your child’s pearly whites shining bright and intact.
Use a Mouth Guard: A Must in Contact Sports
When it comes to contact sports, like hockey, martial arts, and football, you definitely want to invest in a mouth guard. You have several options. Stock mouth guards and mouth-formed protectors are available in the sporting goods department. These are less expensive options and aren’t tailored to fit your child’s mouth. For the best precision and quality, your best bet is to have a custom-made mouth guard that can be purchased from Bolivar Family Dental. Your child’s smile is worth the investment when you save a trip to the dentist for repair work. Bear in mind that mouth guards are recommended for other sports as well. Baseball, basketball, and soccer can result in accidental blows to the mouth. Follow the old saying, ‘Rather be safe than sorry,’ and consider a mouth guard for any activity that could result in facial injuries.
Remove ‘Swimmer’s Calculus’: The Unknown Hazard of Swim Team:
You won’t need to worry about injuries to the mouth if your child is involved in swim team. However, ‘swimmer’s calculus’ is a concern. If your child is in the pool for an extended period of time on a daily basis, you may begin to see an unsightly staining on your child’s teeth. The yellowish-brown discoloration is due to exposure to the chemicals in the pool. Take a trip to Bolivar Family Dental to have a thorough cleaning.
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