Some degree of dental damage happens to approximately 80% of children, the majority of which is minor and simply restored, however we frequently see accidental and violent damage which will have long standing implications to that child. Some of this damage is unavoidable, but wearing a well fitting professionally made Sports Mouthguard will prevent traumatic damage to teeth during contact sports.
These take about 1 week to make and require two appointments.
Buying an “Off the Shelf” mouthguard may be a cheaper option, but in our experience these are frequently inadequate to protect the teeth in a direct impact.
Members of Denplan for Children can benefit from Professional Mouthguards at cost price (roughly the same as an Off the Shelf).