Taking part in sport is particularly important for children however it is vital that you make sure to protect your child’s teeth, after all you only get one set of permanent teeth and the loss of one tooth can create a lot of challenges in a growing mouth.

Ensuring that your child has a close-fitting sports mouthguard can help to avoid a lifetime of treatment and cost replacing a lost or broken tooth.

Mouthguards are recommended for all sports that involve a ball, stick or close combat and your dentists will be able to advise you which type of gumshield is best for your sport and also please remember that you also need to wear a special fitting gumshield if you wear braces.