Mouth Guards: Sports Safety Essentials
Do you play football, basketball, soccer, tennis or volleyball? Do you like to ride your bike or skateboard? Maybe you do gymnastics or play in a softball league.
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Regardless of what sports you participate in, there’s always risk of injury. Safety gear like a properly fitted mouth guard can help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.
Mouth guards can be purchased at almost any sporting goods store, but a custom-fitted mouth guard from your general dentist offers superior fit and protection because it closely adapts to your teeth. It will stay in place and makes it easy for you to talk and breathe.
Prevent Dental Injury this Spring
As an oral surgeon, I know that dental injuries are among the most common sports-related injuries. Victims whose teeth are knocked out and don’t have them properly preserved or replanted may eventually pay thousands of dollars per tooth, spend hours in the oral surgeon’s chair and possibly develop other dental problems such as periodontal disease.
The American Dental Association estimates mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. Dr. Wagner recommends that everyone involved in athletic activities use a mouth guard to protect their teeth.
Taken from: The American Dental Association
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