Don’t Forget the Mouthguard

Don’t Forget the Mouthguard

Mouthguards have been shown to reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries, but studies have found that a majority of young American athletes are not wearing guards during sports. The ADA’s consumer website, MouthHealthy.org, provides information on the benefits of athletic mouthguards and the dangers of dental trauma. The site also lists athletic mouthguards that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. As fall season sports wind down and winter sports begin, don’t miss this chance to educate yourself on the importance of protecting the oral health of athletes in your family.

 

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