Mouth Guards & Sealants for Children
A mouth guard is essential for every child in contact sports. Contact sports include:
A mouth guard protects your child from structural damage to teeth and jawbones and helps prevent lacerations to cheeks, tongue and lips. It can even reduce your child’s risk of concussion. Be wary about mouth guards available in sporting goods stores because they do not offer the best protection. They are often poorly fit and uncomfortable.
For the best comfort and protection, ask family dentist Dr. Trinh-Pham about a custom mouth guard fitting. She will create a custom mouth guard specifically for the optimal protection of your child’s mouth. The custom mouth guard allows for easy breathing and communication.
Sealants protect children from tooth decay and dental cavities. Molars are most vulnerable to decay and dental cavities because they do most of the chewing and are most difficult to reach when brushing and flossing. Molars appear at around 5 to 7 years of age and that is the best time to have a sealant placed. Dental sealants harden and create a barrier that protects your child’s teeth from plaque, food particles and bacteria. Sealants typically last up to 10 years and can be reapplied, as needed.
Discover complete care at Karsil Dental Professionals. Call 281-485-6088 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our pediatric patients come to us from Pearland, Alvin, Friendswood, Fresno, Manvel and close-by locations.