fbpx

Mouth-Guards, Reduce the risk of ending up toothless

Wear a mouthguard, Don’t risk ending up toothless in the tackle

Everyone could face trying times for their dental health by not wearing mouthguards when playing sports, more importantly your children can end up toothless just for not wearing a mouth-guard during many sports and games like Hockey, football, baseball, basketball, ski, soccer, skating, karate, boxing or any other martial art or physical sports.

Many studies find that only less than 25 Percent of our children are wearing mouth-guards while playing hockey or skating, unfortunately the number is much less other sports like basketball or soccer, karate, … although wearing a mouthguard during these sport is as important.

These results could indicate a lack of knowledge when it comes to the potential dangers to dental health that children have during the sports they play. Not wearing a mouthguard can result in cracked, chipped or even knocked out (avulsed) teeth, and with that severe pain and a lifetime of extensive and possibly expensive treatment.

Many experts think that Mouthguards for children should not be optional; they should be one of the first things in the kit bag. Lots of sports like Hockey, Football, Rugby, baseball, Soccer, basketball, Karate, Roller or Ice Skating, skiing, boxing, and all similar sports ….. by their very nature are very physical and accidents happen, sporting injuries are a leading cause of adults losing teeth.

 

 

Wearing a mouthguard is a simple and cheap way of ensuring kids safety

A relatively small amount of money when you consider not wearing one could lead to a lifetime of dental a work and the expense that comes with it.

custom-made mouthguard, which will fit the mouth exactly and protect teeth and gums properly. Custom-made mouthguards can prevent damage to the jaw, neck and even the brain – helping to prevent against concussion and damage caused by a heavy blow.

It is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard whenever you play sport that involves physical contact or moving objects. This includes: cricket, hockey and football – which can cause broken and damaged teeth; and American football, boxing and rugby – which can all cause broken or dislocated jaws.

 

How to get your child to wear a mouthguard

Well, this is one of the question most of parent ask, how to get my child wear them. Well I always tell them to educate your child and let them know the benefit of wearing the mouthguard and how it can prevent lots of pain and suffering, and then I always quote:
“Getting a child to wear a mouthguard should not also prove difficult either, just point at their favorite player and they will be wearing one, as role models hockey players, baseball player, … are great advocates for mouthguards. You can also get them in children’s favorite team colors too, so they can support their team with pride.”