Kids Mouthguards - Lake Nona & Winter Garden, FL

Mouthguards For Kids


Keeping Smiles Safe

Mouthguards – an important piece of protective equipment for anyone participating in sports or other activities that carry risk of injury to the mouth – are designed to fit snugly over the teeth and gums to provide a layer of protection against blows to the face or accidental impacts. A sports mouthguard is particularly useful for athletes participating in contact sports such as football, boxing, and hockey where collisions and falls can easily lead to injury. However, our mouthguards aren’t just for athletes. A kids mouthguard can be worn by individuals who grind their teeth at night or have had dental work done and want to protect their teeth from further damage.

Why Are Mouthguards Beneficial?

Mouthguards are typically made from rubber, plastic, or silicone. Some are designed to be worn over the upper teeth only, while others cover both the upper and lower teeth. Mouthguards can be worn on their own or in combination with other protective gear, such as a face mask or a helmet. 

Children are more likely to engage in rough play and participate in high-impact sports, which puts them at risk for dental injuries such as chipped, broken teeth, cuts to the gums, and other trauma to the mouth. 

Wearing mouthguards can help reduce the risk of dental injuries. In addition, mouthguards can help prevent serious injuries such as jaw fractures or dislocations.

Types of Mouthguards

There are three main types of kids mouthguard options that are used in pediatric dentistry to help prevent injuries such as chipped, cracked, and knocked-out teeth:
These mouthguards are pre-formed and ready to wear immediately. Though they are typically more cost efficient, they could be less comfortable as they may not fit as well considering they aren’t customized to fit your mouth perfectly.
Made of thermoplastic material that becomes pliable when heated in hot water. Your child can bite down on the mouthguard while it’s still soft, allowing it to mold to the shape of their mouth. These sports mouthguards are typically more comfortable and provide a better fit than stock mouthguards but may not offer as much protection as a custom-fitted mouthguard.
These sports mouthguards are crafted by Dr. Jones based on an impression of the patient's teeth. These sports mouthguards are typically the most expensive option, but they offer the best fit and the most protection as they are made from high-quality materials and are custom-made to fit the child’s mouth perfectly.

Keep Your Child’s Smile Safe With Mouthguards!

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones today.