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Keeping Your Teeth Safe
Shin guards? Check. Shoulder pads? Check. Helmet? Check. Cleats? Check. Mouth guard? Just a second – it must be around here somewhere!
Not only should anyone engaged in one of these sports wear a mouth guard, for many of them, it’s a requirement! Believe it or not, sports-related injuries are three times more likely to cause facial/dental injuries than acts of violence or even car accidents!
Young children, in particular, frequently suffer damaged or displaced teeth, fractured jaws, and lip lacerations from braces and other teeth when participating in sports.
Mouth guards also protect against concussions and neck injuries because they serve as “shock absorbers.” The impact of any blow to the face or mouth is evenly distributed over all the teeth and there is less of a chance that the upper and lower jaws will come into contact with one another.
There are a number of different types of mouth guards available:
Let’s face it, a lot of injuries are sports-related and one of the best ways to prevent many of them is by using a custom-made mouth guard. Please give Northland Dental Clinic a call and let us fit a mouth guard for your athlete to offer the best protection against injury in many contact sports.