Children are gearing up to play a wide variety of sports this summer. After all, such summer activities are great ways for them to stay in shape. Although protective gear is often issued for sports and other activities, however, children and adults often lack the necessary protection for their teeth.
There are more than six million injuries occurring annually that are recreation and sports-related, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half of those injuries happen to young adults and children from the age of 24 years and younger. Despite the likelihood of injury, though, over 50 percent of parents will not have their children use a mouthguard, according to the American Association of Orthodontists.
A mouthguard helps protect the mouth from injury by absorbing any sudden blows against the teeth. This device can prevent a wide range of injuries, such as broken jaw bones, knocked-out teeth, and chipped or cracked teeth. A mouthguard can prevent 200,000 injuries to the face and mouth area each year, estimates the American Dental Association.
Encouraging your children and loved ones to wear their mouthguard routinely will protect their smile. Be sure to discuss customized mouthguards with your dentists in Marshfield, MA. Our dental team will ensure that you have proper protection this summer!
Prevent costly damage to the teeth by asking your Marshfield dentists about a customized mouthguard. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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