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Does my child need a mouth guard?

If your son or daughter participates in sports, our dentists definitely encourage parents to get them a mouthguard to protect their teeth and mouth from injury. Sports injuries account for nearly half of dental emergencies.

Urbandale boy in football helmet with mouth guardCustomized Mouth Guards

A customized mouth guard will protect your child's smile without interfering with their performance during their sport. Our dentists can help parents determine the best protection and mouth guards to avoid sports injuries.

If your son or daughter grinds their teeth at night while they sleep, our dentists may also recommend a protective mouth guard they can wear to protect their smile and minimize tooth wear. Teeth grinding or bruxism is a prevalent problem and may cause premature wear to your son or daughter's teeth.

Pediatric Dentistry in Urbandale

At North Park Dental, we offer pediatric dentistry in Urbandale to make it easy for families to get the dental care they need in one convenient location. We'll begin building a relationship with your little one and monitoring their dental health as early as six months old or whenever their first tooth arrives.

If it's time for your child's next dental visit or first dental appointment, we would love to be their children's dentist in Johnston. Call North Park Dental at (515) 707-8050 to schedule their next appointment. 

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