When and why are mouthguards needed?
Custom mouthguards for sports
Dental trauma is common for children – they play and run happily even if no particular sport is involved. And while it’s perhaps a step too far to ask children to wear mouthguards during playtime, these should not be avoided when your kid is practicing a sport. Contact and ball sports can be particularly risky; a custom-made mouthguard can greatly decrease the possibility or at least the severity of the dental trauma.
Mouthguards for orthodontic treatment
Undergoing orthodontic treatment is time-consuming and certainly not something your child would like to prolong unnecessary. A custom-made mouthguard can be the exact thing that prevents this from happening. Fitting perfectly around the teeth and the braces, mouthguards can protect the soft tissue around the mouth during sports or other activities, keeping the brackets and wires safe and uninterruptive.
Dr Carmen Colomar
(restorative, cosmetic, and paediatric dentistry)
Dr Carmen Colomar qualified from Universitat de Barcelona in 2005 where she also completed successfully a Masters Degree in Occlusion and Oral Rehabilitation.
After four years dedicated to private general dentistry in Spain, she moved to the UK. It was then that she developed a special interest in Paediatric Dentistry. Dr Colomar has continued to extend her knowledge and skills with postgraduate courses and seminars, and she is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.
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