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Mouth Guards

When a child begins participation in any activity with a risk of falls or of head contact with other players or equipment, injuries can occur. More than 200,000 injuries are prevented each year by wearing mouth protectors.

A properly fitted mouth guard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect your child’s smile. A mouth guard not only protects the teeth, but may reduce the force of blows that can cause concussions, neck injuries and jaw fractures. They help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. A properly fitted mouth guard will stay in place while your child is wearing it, making it easy for them to talk and breathe.


Ask Dr. Fox about custom and store bought mouth protectors.