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Custom vs. Store Bought Mouthguards

December 7, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Jonathan Sierk
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Did you know that nearly half of dental emergencies are caused by sports injuries? So if your child participates in sports, it's essential to protect their teeth and mouth from injury with a reliable mouthguard.

But the question is, should you invest in a mouthguard from your dentist or go with one you can purchase at the store? Here's what you should know.

Are Custom Mouthguards From the Dentist Worth It?

At Jonathan Sierk Children's Dentistry, we use impressions of your child's teeth to create their mouthguard. This ensures a snug fit that serves two purposes:

  • It keeps their mouthguard securely in place throughout their sporting event
  • It doesn't move or slip, which could cause a distraction and impact their performance

Parents get the peace of mind knowing their child's smile is protected with a custom mouthguard, while children can enjoy their sport and give their best effort without interference or distraction.

What to Do During a Dental Emergency

If your child does suffer from an emergency during their sporting event, you can rest assured that your dentist in Highland's Ranch is here for you, even if it's after regular business hours.

  • A broken or chipped tooth: Contact our team right away to have them assess the situation over the phone. Your child may or may not need immediate attention depending on which tooth is chipped and how badly it's broken.
  • A knocked-out tooth: This requires immediate attention, and the sooner, the better. Dr. Sierk has the best chance of saving your child's tooth the quicker he can asses it and treat it.
  • Broken or lost fillings or crowns: Contact us immediately to repair or replace your child's broken restoration.

We're Here for You!

If you have questions about a mouthguard in Castle Pines to protect your child's smile during sports or if your child has a dental emergency, don't hesitate to reach us at (303) 865-4066.



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