Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of the teeth. Mouthguards are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where the mouth may get hit. In addition, these guards protect the soft tissues of the tongue, lips and cheek lining.
Nightguards are also recommended for children or teens who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite.
If you have decided a guard is right for your infant, children or teen, your Pediatric Dentist of choice at Petit Smiles will take an impression of their teeth which will then be sent to a lab to make a custom fit guard. In most cases you can choose from a variety of colors and styles for the guard. On average, guards last between 3 and 10 years
Are you interested in protecting your child’s teeth with a custom-made mouth guard? Please call us or schedule an appointment online here with your Pediatric Dentist at Petit Smiles. We serve two convenient locations, one in Doral and another one in Coral Gables.