Mouth guards are an important piece of safety equipment, especially for children. As Children become more involved in physical sports, protecting teeth from physical damage becomes critical. In addition to protecting the teeth, mouth guards protect a child from loss of consciousness due to blows to the chin; mouth guards help stop the jaw from moving backward and upward and hitting the skull which can cause loss of consciousness. We recommend mouth guards for any child taking part in an activity that might cause tooth damage or loss of consciousness this includes skateboarding, skating, baseball and other contact sports. At Giving Tree Pediatric Dentistry we fabricate custom mouth guards that allow for the best fit and protection for your child or teenager. We are also happy to evaluate the fit of store bought mouth guards to ensure proper fit and safety.