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(Mouth)Guard Yourself Against Sports-Induced 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. If your child participates in any contact sports, it’s highly likely that they should be using a mouthguard. Experts note the importance of mouthguards in sports as a protective measure due to the unpredictability of when a dental injury could occur. Not only do moughguards protect teeth, they also can provide protection for the jaw as well.

Here are the top 6 reasons for 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

Mouthguards can be found at a variety of retailers for less than $20! Check out these inexpensive mouthguard options for your young athlete.

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.