This back to school season, kids are excited about new classes and subjects. With Cricket World Cup going on, kids are more likely to play cricket both in school teams or outside their houses. With all this in the picture, it is just the right time to consider mouthguards. Wherever they play, protect your children with mouth guards. The dental institutions in collaboration with cricket academies have introduced a new mouthguard safety scheme for school-going children, keeping in mind their safety, for use within schools as well as cricket clubs.
This policy aims to promote advanced safety practices in cricket for children by encouraging the use of mouthguards for all cricket events that are to take place. The schools and clubs that have implemented this policy will be following a strict ‘No Mouthguard, No Play’ policy and thereby, children who do not use the mouthguard, will not be permitted to participate or play in any of the cricket events.
While schools and cricket clubs are at liberty to adopt the policy, dentists across the country are encouraging the rest of the educational and cricket institutes to embrace the policy so as to mitigate the risk of dental related injuries and prevent any serious harm from occurring to children.
Children who do not wear a custom-fitted mouthguard while playing cricket are at potential risk for damaged and dislodged teeth, broken jaws and cut lips, causing painful, expensive and possibly life-long dental injuries. To minimise the potential damage that can occur to the mouth or face when playing these sports, wearing a mouthguard during training and game time is highly recommended.
There are two main types of mouthguards available for purchase; one is custom-fitted mouthguards and the other, boil-and-bite mouthguards.
Since boil-and-bite mouthguards tend to offer less protection from contact on the field, it is highly recommended that your child is given a custom-fitted mouth guard to ensure maximum protection. Over-the-counter mouthguards are acceptable for use within the policy guidelines.
Dental injuries could cost you a great expense, a lot of time due to their prolonged treatment time, and in some cases, might cause permanent damage to the person. Hence, it is essential that you invest in a mouthguard for your child, which promises to offer complete protection to their teeth, gums, and jaw.
You will be able to buy the custom-fitted mouthguards through your dentist, who will first take an impression of your kid’s teeth to mould a mouthguard that fits their teeth perfectly. If you are planning to get your child a custom-made mouthguard, you may consider our friendly team that is always at your service and call or book an appointment as per your schedule.