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Dr. William Moore
500 North Columbia Rver Hwy, Suite 505
St. Helens, OR, 97051
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Sports Guards for Your Child

The warmer months means time for many more outdoor contact sports. For many children, this also means that it is time to wear a mouth guard. This is typically an area that many kids resist and parents get tired of fighting, but it is a battle that is well worth not giving up. A mouth guard serves many purposes that can not only save your child's teeth, but potentially saves you money by reducing the chance of sport induced injuries. If you are struggling to get your child to wear one during sports, try providing these simple reasons.

Safety
A mouth guard does more than protect your child's teeth. While teeth are important, your child's mouth and jaws also need to be protected. In the case of serious impact, your child's teeth could cause serious injuries of the jaw or soft tissue that could take weeks to heal, and even cause him/her to stop playing sports for a while.

Prevent Dental Emergencies
If your child had the chance to avoid going to the dentist, he or she would probably jump at it. This is the goal of the mouth guard, to prevent dental emergencies from occurring. If your child is resisting wearing a mouth guard, explain that it could prevent an emergency visit to the dentist, and invasive procedures from needing to be done. Sometimes this is enough to convince anyone to wear their mouth guard.

A Requirement
In some cases, whether it is a specific sport or a specific league, a mouth guard is a requirement to protect the safety of the players as well as to keep the insurance premiums of the sport at a minimum. This is an easy way to convince your child to wear one.

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Dr. William Moore St. Helens Pediatric Dentistry
500 North Columbia River Hwy, Suite 505
St. Helens, OR 97051

(503) 438-7145

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