A sports guard that is custom-made to fit your child's teeth will protect his or her teeth from damage that might occur while playing sports.

While generic sports guards are available at most sports stores, a custom-made dental sports guard is fitted exactly to your child’s mouth to provide optimal protection and comfort.

Why should my child wear a sports guard?

At Park Lawn Dental, we believe every child involved in sports with a risk of falls or contact with other players or equipment, should wear a custom-made sports guard.

In fact, many dental professionals believe this dental appliance should be considered an essential piece of equipment for many sports. Besides providing excellent protection for the teeth and mouth, proper use of a custom-made sports guard provides children with protection for their head, neck and jaw.

Custom-made sports guards can even help prevent concussions.

How is a custom-made sports guard created?

Creating and fitting a custom-made sports guard is a two-step process. Your child will need to attend two short appointments at our office.

At the first brief appointment, our friendly team will take an impression of your child’s upper and lower teeth. The impressions will be sent to our in-office lab, where the impressions will be used to construct the custom-made sports guard to fit exactly to your child’s smile.

At the second appointment, our team will fit the sports guard to your child’s smile, ensuring that it fits snugly and is comfortable to wear.

You will leave this appointment with a custom-fitted sports guard, which will provide optimal protection for your child while she is out having fun on the rink or field.

Will my insurance plan cover the cost of a custom-made sports guard?

Many insurance plans will cover some or all of the cost of a custom-made sports guard. However, every plan is different. If you would like to discuss what your insurance plan would cover, contact our knowledgeable team or your insurance provider directly.

If you have any questions about sports guards, or any other dental concerns, please contact our attentive team at Park Lawn Dental in Etobicoke.

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