April is National Facial Protection Month. This seems like a great time to remind you that for the best protection, your child’s mouthguard (or yours) should come from a dentist. 

The American Dental Association found that athletes not wearing mouthguards are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injury. That’s a shocking statistic! At Butte Family Dental, we don’t want you or your loved ones to become part of this unfortunate group. Your dentist can fit you for a custom mouthguard that is superior to one purchased from a store. 

To schedule a fitting in Butte, MT, call us today at 406-565-4458

In the meantime, see some reasons to get a sports mouthguard from us instead of the store:

  • Superior Fit – We take dental impressions that are used to create your child’s athletic mouthguard. This results in a secure and comfortable fit. The guard will also stay in their mouth better than one purchased at a sporting goods store. And more comfort means they are less likely to “forget” it on the sidelines. 
  • No Frustrating Adjustments – An athletic mouthguard from the store requires a boil-and-bite process to adjust the fit before it’s ever worn. A custom-made mouthguard fits perfectly from the start, without the hassle. 
  • Can Handle Special Requirements – Your dentist can make sure your child’s custom appliance works well even if they have braces. Given the cost of orthodontic care, you’ll want to make sure your child’s mouth is well protected!
  • Meets High Standards – The American Dental Association and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have created standards for Athletic Mouth Protectors and Materials. Our custom-made mouthguards meet these standards. Unfortunately, most mass-produced mouthguards do not.
  • Our Team’s Experience – Our dentists will make sure your child’s mouthguard offers the right kind of protection for their sport. We’ll also offer tips to keep it in good shape and check it for damage at your child’s dental exams.

In addition to sports mouthguards, your dentist can have a custom-fit mouthguard made to stop damage from teeth grinding and relieve painful tension on your jaw. 

For some added tips on facial protection, check out these suggestions from the Academy for Sports Dentistry. 

We’re ready to help with your child’s mouthguard! (Or yours.) Call Butte Family Dental at 406-565-4458 now. You can also ​​schedule online.