Dental Injuries and Prevention with Mouthguards

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When a child begins to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuries can occur. A properly fitted mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that can help protect your child’s smile.

A mouth guard is a soft plastic device used in many sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue, and jaw. Dental injuries that can occur without the use of a mouth guard are broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth, and fractured jaws. 

Wearing a mouthguard is especially crucial for student-athletes in braces. Orthodontists recommend special mouthguards that are designed to fit over braces, which reduces the risk of thin tissue cuts or more significant injuries.

Today, many children and adults participate in activities where trauma to the orofacial regions may occur anywhere, from a basketball game to organized professional sports. Children, teens, and adults should give importance to mouth-guards as they provide a helping hand in preventing orofacial injuries. Fabrication of the mouthguard is easy, requiring very minimal materials. 

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