Don’t Let Sport-induced Teeth Injuries Break the Bank
Ah fall! The weather is changing, days are getting shorter, and fall sports are under way! The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) reports that up to 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related. Combat this statistic and pick up a mouthguard for your young athlete. Typically, for less than $20, you can find a good mouthguard that will help prevent expensive, injury-related dental procedures.
Not only do mouthguards protect teeth, they help protect the jaw as well. All young athletes playing a contact sport should wear mouthguards as a protective measure due to the unpredictability of when a dental injury could occur.
Here are the top 6 reasons young athletes should be wearing mouthguard this season.
- They protect against displaced teeth
- They protect against injury to soft tissues in the mouth
- They prevent jaw fractures
- They keep teeth from fracturing
- They prevent teeth from being knocked out
- They help prevent concussions
Check out these inexpensive mouthguard options for your sport savvy kids.
- Amazon ($9.90)
- Big 5 Sporting Goods ($12)
- Walmart ($12.79)
- Dick’s Sporting Goods ($12.99)
- Eastbay ($14.99)
Talk with your dentist about the benefits of a mouthguard. You’re already spending copious amounts of time and money shuttling your child to practices and equipping them for the season. Why not make a small investment that could go a long way in protecting your child’s healthy smile?