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Summer’s Almost Here - Does Your Child Need a Custom Athletic Mouth Guard?

Kids with a Dog | Kid's Dentist in Orlando

Of course, you want your child’s teeth to be protected during sports activities, but is a custom athletic guard really necessary?

Orlando, FL dentist Dr. Gary Michaelson understand that it can be tempting to purchase your child’s mouth at your sporting goods story. You are there picking up other equipment anyway, can’t you just grab one off the shelf?

The answer is no, and the reason is that all athletic guards are not created equal.

Types of Athletic Guards

There are three types of sports guards – stock, boil and bite, and custom.

  • Stock – These one-size-fits-all guards are the least expensive and are readily available just about anywhere. Protection with stock guards is minimal ...

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