The Game On Advantage
Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD
Why Your Kid Needs a Sports Mouthguard
Do you have a child playing in a school basketball team? Or maybe they prefer lacrosse. Is baseball or softball their game? Whatever sport your youth is playing, they can benefit from the use of a quality kids’ sports mouthguard like the Game On mouthguard, which is available in youth and adult sizes so your athlete doesn’t have to change their mouthguard brand as they grow.
Around 30 million kids play organized sports each year in the United States, and more than 3.5 million of them will experience sports injuries. The most common of injuries are sprains and strains, but there is no shortage of dental injuries in any type of organized sport your child may participate in. You probably aren’t surprised to learn that high-impact sports like football, hockey, and lacrosse cause the most injuries. But that doesn’t mean other sports don’t also require mouthguards. Even a snowboarder or skateboarder can prevent painful dental injuries by wearing a kids’ sports mouthguard.
There are different types of dental injuries your young athlete can suffer from. First, a stick or ball to the face can lead to a chipped, loose, or even knocked-out tooth. Similarly, a blow to the face can lead to a tooth or teeth being shoved up into their gums, which can be even more painful. In addition, a blow to the face can cause lacerations due to your child’s teeth cutting into their lips, cheeks, and gums. This is especially a danger for youth who wear traditional metal braces.
As a parent, it’s your job to keep your child safe. That means you need to make sure they’re wearing their kids’ sports mouthguard at every game and practice. If their team doesn’t require mouthguard use, it’s up to you to make sure your kid has the protection they need. Mouthguards have been shown to reduce the instances and severity of dental injuries in sports incidents.
This doesn’t mean you should avoid allowing your kid to participate in sports. In fact, there are a number of benefits gained through sports. Continue reading to learn some of these benefits, and to learn how the Game On kids’ sports mouthguard helps protect your youth’s teeth, cheeks, and gums from damage during play.
Benefits of Kids’ Participation in Organized Sports
- Children who participate in organized sports experience fewer vision problems.
- Data shows that kids who are active, especially after school, are less likely to develop childhood or adult obesity and more likely to maintain a healthy weight for life.
- Sports participation helps with coordination and the development of gross and fine motor skills.
- Kids learn to develop relationships with other kids and with adults through participation in organized sports.
- Kids also learn the value of competition and the grace of being a good loser and a good winner.
- Kids who participate in sports learn to respect rules, coaches, and referees and how to retain a positive outlook even after losing.
- Sports participation helps kids have fun and form friendships that often last a lifetime.
What is the best kids’ sports mouthguard?
Sports and dental experts agree that the best kids’ sports mouthguard is one that is custom-fit to their teeth. That’s why Game On developed our mouthguards using our patented VistaMaxx material, which is quick and easy to fit to their teeth, strong enough to provide superior protection, and flexible enough to be comfortable for your kid to wear. After all, a mouthguard that stays on the bench provides no protection at all.
The Game On kids’ sports mouthguards are the first ones accepted by the American Dental Association, so you can trust in their quality. They don’t absorb saliva or bacteria, so it’s easy for your kid to keep them clean after every use. The mouthguards contain no BPA, PVC, phthalates, or latex. They are perfectly safe for use game after game, practice after practice.
In addition, the Game On kids’ sports mouthguards are braces-friendly. They can be remolded as many times as necessary as teeth shift, and one final time after the braces come off. This can save a lot of money over the period they wear braces by not requiring them to get a new mouthguard each time their previous one no longer fits their teeth.
Where can I get a Game On mouthguard for my young athlete?
The Game On mouthguard is the best kids’ sports mouthguard on the market. It comes in a variety of colors so your youth can choose one to match their team or school colors. It can be customized with a word or short phrase, and if the whole team wants matching mouthguards, the team manager can purchase them with a bulk discount. Order the best kids’ sports mouthguard online today so you can relax and enjoy your athlete’s sports participation.