Getting Your Child Ready for Summer Sports Season

Summer sports season is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about getting your child involved in a fun sport or physical activity. At Westmount Dental Centre, our Edmonton dentists want to help you pick a summer activity for your child and make sure that their teeth are properly protected with quality sports mouth guards. Edmonton is home to numerous fun summer activities for kids. Let's take a look at some activities you may want to consider.


Summer Sports for Kids in Edmonton

Depending on whether your child would prefer to take part in a team sport or an individual sport, here are six great summer sports options for kids in Edmonton:

- Edmonton Minor Soccer Association
- Edmonton Little League
- HLHS Sports Summer Hockey Program
- Edmonton Minor Box Lacrosse Clubs
- Edmonton BMX Track
- Skateboarding Lessons in Edmonton

Any type of sport or physical activity is great for your little one's overall health, encouraging them to get off the sofa and get some exercise. However, any sport or physical activity also poses a slight risk to their dental health. Both contact and non-contact sports can lead to injuries to your child's teeth and gums.

Don't worry, the best way to prevent injury to your child's mouth while playing sports is with quality sports mouth guards in Edmonton. At Westmount Dental Centre, our Edmonton dentists can create a custom sports mouth guard for your child that they can wear during any sporting activity.

Most parents are already aware of the need for their children to wear mouth guards when playing team sports where there is a possibility for contact, such as hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball. When it comes to skateboarding and BMX biking, however, it can be easy to forget about proper protection for the teeth. With all of the other safety gear that you outfit your child in - such as a helmet and kneepads - a mouth guard can be easy to forget.

Sports Mouth Guards in Edmonton for Your Child

A sports mouth guard is made to fit comfortably over the teeth and to protect the teeth and gums from impact. Investing in a proper sports mouth guard in Edmonton for your child represents an investment into their dental health.

You may be tempted to simply buy an off-the-shelf mouth guard available from your local sporting goods or drug store. However, these mouth guards do not provide the same level of protection as a custom-made mouth guard from your Edmonton family dentist. An experienced dentist will make sure that the mouth guard is properly fitted to your child's mouth, and that the mouth guard is made out of a durable, long-lasting material.

Now that summer sports season is here, it's time to start looking for quality sports mouth guards in Edmonton. Your child’s dentist at Westmount Dental Centre can take an impression of your child's teeth and quickly have a quality, custom sports mouth guard created for them in our in-house lab. To find out more or to schedule an appointment with us, contact Westmount Dental Centre today.

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