Two Days Only! 20% Off All Dental Savings Plans, Sept. 28-29th, Hurry! Use Code SALE306

Close X

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > Mouth guards may help protect kids during sports season

Mouth guards may help protect kids during sports season
Updated: 10/20/2011 11:00:00 AM

 For dentists, this can be a time where they see many missing and broken teeth due to people not taking the time to make sure their mouth guard fits properly. Fall school sports are now at there most critical time, especially as football players gear up for games before Thanksgiving. For dentists, this can be a time where they see many missing and broken teeth due to people not taking the time to make sure their mouth guard fits properly. Dental injuries are the most common and preventable forms of sports accidents. 

"Consistently wearing a properly fitted mouth guard can eliminate or greatly reduce the severity of a dental injury. A simple rule of thumb is if a sport requires any type of protective equipment to be worn, a mouth guard should be included as well - for both practice and game time," said Shelley Wakefield, D.D.S.

A mouth guard not only protects teeth, but the cheeks and lips as well, which can also be damaged through sports-related injuries. The dental expert reported that the best kind of mouth guards are the "boil and bite" kind, because they provide the best fit.

No one wants to go to the emergency room for a dental injury, which is why it's important to have a regular dentist.  

© 2011 Brafton Inc.

 

The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.