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Custom Sport Mouthguards

Sky Dental Kids is happy to offer custom sport mouthguards in NYC. Far superior to all-purpose or boil-and-bite varieties, a custom mouthguard fits perfectly onto your child’s teeth. Thanks to our laser digital scanner, our custom mouthguards are a perfect mold of your kiddo’s teeth. No slipping or popping out of place!

If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you might wonder what a sport mouthguard even is! Different times, parents. Different times! Sport mouthguards can spare kids dental work and save parents money by protecting teeth while children play sports. Fitting over their ever-so-vulnerable top teeth, sport mouthguards are meant to distribute any force your child’s mouth sustains to prevent tooth loss or injury.

What Sports Require a Mouthguard?

Your child’s coach or team leadership can let you know whether they require or recommend a mouthguard for players. But the American Dental Association recommends mouthguards for the following long list of sports:

  • Acrobatics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Combat sports
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian events
  • Field events
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Inline skating
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts
  • Racketball
  • Rugby
  • Shot-putting
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Skydiving
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
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Sometimes it might seem like they need a full-body guard for every activity! We just do our best to manage the risks we can anticipate, right?

Is it Worth Getting a Custom Mouthguard?

Goodness, children’s sports expenses add up, don’t they? Fees, equipment, transport. It’s a lot. A dentist-made custom mouthguard is more expensive than what you can pick up at the sporting goods store, but there are a number of compelling benefits, including:

  • Custom mouthguards do a better job protecting your child’s teeth, by virtue of offering a perfect fit.
  • The fit of a custom mouthguard is more comfortable, which means your child is more likely to actually wear it.
  • Because custom mouthguards fit better, they’re less likely to cause muscle strain or longer-term structural pathology.
  • Kids get to customize their custom mouthguards! We offer a variety of colors and patterns for them to choose from.

How Much Does a Custom Sport Mouthguard Cost?

A custom mouthguard can cost up to $300. This can feel like a lot for children’s sport equipment, but it’s reasonable considering what it can prevent. 

A lot of parents ask us if insurance covers sport mouthguards. It usually doesn’t, unfortunately. But there’s one piece of very good news: Your kiddo can wear a single mouthguard for multiple sports and potentially over a number of years if their dentition doesn’t change. 

Where Can You Get a Custom Sport Mouthguard in NYC?

Book your appointment at Sky Dental Kids today. We’ll be so happy to get your child set up with a perfect-fitting mouthguard to protect their teeth while they play!

Creating healthy, life-long dental habits to help your child put their best smile forward!