Kids are getting into sports earlier and earlier these days.
It seems as if your child doesn't make a decision about what
sport they will choose, for life, by the age of 4 that they
are already too late.
With all of these kids getting into the sporting realm the
number of sports related injuries is bond to increase.
As a dentist one of the saddest things I see is broken, healthy, teeth.
Teeth that have been badly neglected break all the time, and the
person responsible for the neglect typically knew it was coming.
But the little 7 year old didn't.
To see a child headed for a lifetime of trouble due to a totally preventable
injury is not a happy day.
Please get your child a mouth guard.
It does not have to be expensive.
As long as the guard fits properly it should do the job.
The only worry is guards that fit so poorly that the child risks
have it come out during activity and fall into their throat
and become a choking hazard.
Sprained ankles and broken collar bones will heal .