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The mouth is the most commonly injured area during contact sports. If your children are athletes, make sure you keep their winning smiles protected through mouth guards. A mouth guard covers the upper teeth to help prevent injuries to the teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw.

Yet many kids and teens don’t like to wear mouth guards since they think they look weird wearing them. To help your kids see that wearing mouth guards is not nerdy, here are some of the coolest looking, and safest, mouth guards we have found:

  • Sportsguard Laboratories: This company has mouthguards with graphics, text or color options. Some of the graphics choices are fangs, shark teeth, smiles or gold teeth. Your child could also add his or her jersey number or team name to the mouth guard.
  • Gladiator: This company says that its mouth guards even help prevent head injuries and concussions, so your child is even more protected. Plus, your child can add his or her team logo, team number or color to the mouth guard.
  • Fight Dentist: This husband and wife dental team creates mouth guards that have been used worldwide by amateur and professional athletes. They have a huge variety of mouth guards with unique designs and also have customized options.

If your child has ever suffered from mouth injuries from playing sports, we can help. Contact the Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today.