Here at Pediatric Dental Associates of Manhattan, we are proud to offer nightguards and mouthguards to our patients. Mouthguards are used to protect your child’s teeth and mouth.
Children may grind their teeth at night, which can cause a lot of damage. It is often beneficial for them to wear a mouthguard at night.
Mouthguards are also helpful during sports activities. They can help protect your child’s teeth and jaw from any potential damage from accidents like a blow to the face.
Whether or not the sport your child plays is high-impact, wearing a mouthguard might be helpful in case your child clenches his or her teeth during the game.
There are many types of mouthguards. Some are pre-formed while others are customized to fit a child’s teeth and jaw. Most mouthguards are used only on the top teeth, though some children need to have mouthguards on both their top and bottom teeth.
After a thorough examination, we would be happy to discuss your options so you can protect your child’s teeth from grinding at night and damage during sports activities.