An ounce of prevention avoids a pound of cure. Given the propensity for injury, this is a very inexpensive solution.
Can you imagine being in a head-on collision in your car without having a seat belt on? You can suffer similar injuries to your mouth when you don’t use a mouth guard in sports.
Studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to injure their teeth if they are not wearing a mouth guard. Collision and contact sports like basketball and football pose as high-risk activities, especially for the mouth. But dental injuries can occur in non-contact activities, such as gymnastics and skating too.
When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is a key piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. Mouth guards aren’t required in every sport, but parents still need to be aware of their importance and make sure their child wears a mouth guard during every practice and game.
Mouth guards are essential because…
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