You love watching your kids play sports. The joy on their faces when they make a basket, catch a ball, or get a hit makes you smile, too.

You want them to keep their winning smiles long after their playing days are over, too. Athletic mouthguards can make a big difference in that regard. More specifically, custom mouthguards like you can get at our Littleton, CO pediatric dental office can be invaluable. Here are three reasons why.

Prevent Dental Injuries

Athletes who don’t wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injuries than athletes who do, according to the American Dental Association. The cost of a mouthguard is minor compared to the cost of replacing a tooth.

Minimize Damage

Now, mouthguards don’t stop someone from falling or accidentally getting hit with a ball or an elbow. Just like a seat belt during an accident, wearing a mouthguard can limit the damage someone experiences. This could be the difference between losing a tooth and having a sore lip.

Breathe Easier

Custom mouthguards provide better protection against injury. They also are smaller than the kinds of mouthguards you can find in stores. As a result, custom mouthguards are more comfortable to wear. They don’t inhibit breathing or speaking. They also make it easier to drink water without removing them during games and practices.

Keep your favorite athletes smiling. Get athletic mouthguards soon! To visit Sprout and Bloom Pediatric Dentistry in Littleton, CO, call us today at 720-615-6087 to schedule an appointment or schedule one online.