It’s National Facial Protection Month, which gives us another great chance to share important smile tips with you. There are only a few sports that require athletic mouthguards, like football. Even then, a lot of younger athletes don’t comply with the rules; only about two-thirds of high school football players wear them as they should, for example. And less than 10 percent of soccer, baseball, and softball players wear them.
If your child doesn’t have a mouthguard to protect their smile during sports or athletic activities, we hope you’ll get them one as soon as possible. If they have a one-size-fits-all guard, consider getting them a custom mouthguard at Edgewood Dental Care. Not only are they much higher quality for better protection, but they also fit perfectly, which makes it more likely for your kid to wear it consistently.
That means they’re 60 times less likely to suffer a dental injury. That includes broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, tissue damage, and jaw injury – and even lower risk of concussion.