As soon as a child begins contact sport, usually around the age of eight, they should wear a professionally fitted mouthguard. Those brand new adult teeth need the highest level of protection. Newly emerged teeth, so in children from around seven-years-old to 11-years-old, need extra protection as they are especially vulnerable.
Children’s mouths are still developing, with new teeth emerging until their late teens. So, just as their feet will grow and they’ll need new boots, they will need a mouthguard moulded at least once a year. Similarly, if they are fitted with an orthodontic brace, they can have a mould taken so the mouthguard fits perfectly over the top.
A custom-fitted mouthguard provides the highest level of protection for those lovely new teeth to ensure they aren't damaged at such an early stage. It is worth investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard, If you aren't sure what type of mouthguard to purchase, you can read about the dangers of boil and bite mouthguards.