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Say NO to Sport-induced Teeth Injuries This Fall

Thursday, August 23, 2018
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The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) reports that up to 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related. Say NO to sport-induced teeth injuries by investing in a mouthguard.

Not only do mouthguards protect teeth, they help protect the jaw as well. All young athletes should wear mouthguards during contact sports as a protective measure due to the unpredictability of when a dental injury could occur.

Here are the top 6 reasons of why young athletes should be wearing mouthguards this season.

  1. They protect against displaced teeth
  2. They protect against injury to soft tissues in the mouth
  3. They prevent jaw fractures
  4. They keep teeth from fracturing
  5. They prevent teeth from being knocked out
  6. They help prevent concussions

Why else should young athletes wear mouthguards? Well, it just might save mom and dad from expensive, injury-related procedures or even oral surgery. Parents, we know you spend quite a bit of time and money on new equipment for the season. It just makes sense to add a new mouthguard to that list.

Check out these inexpensive mouthguard options for your sports savvy kids.

Talk with your dentist about the benefits of a mouthguard. This small investment can go a long way in protecting your child’s healthy smile.