Most kids have probably visited the dentist for their back to school dental checkups and some may have even purchased new mouthguards to protect teeth while playing sports.
In fact, New Mexico news channel KRQUE recently highlighted some young people who have been injured while engaging in athletic activities and their injuries could have been avoided had they worn a mouthguard.
"The ball bounced up and hit my teeth," remembered softball player, Sasha Portillo. Her teeth were saved, but she could have been spared from this trauma had she worn a properly fitted protective guard.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that individuals who engage in contact sports wear a mouth guard and there are many benefits to investing in this piece of equipment.
For example, a mouthguard can help protect wearers against more severe concussions, broken teeth and jaw, lip or tongue injuries.
Those who choose this protective gear should ensure that it does not wear out because holes or tears may irritate the gumline and allow bacteria to enter. It is a good idea to discuss this with your dentist when you arrive for a dental checkup.
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