Top Rated Fort Lauderdale Florida Dentists Explain How to Protect Your Smile While Playing Sports

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Kids are gearing up to play a wide variety of sports this summer. Such summer activities are great ways for them to stay in shape. Although protective gear is standardly issued, children and adults often lack the necessary protection for their teeth.

There are more than seven million injuries that occur annually which 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. Yet 67 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 mishaps 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 proactively wear their mouthguard will protect their smile. Be sure to discuss customized mouthguards with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale. Our dental team will ensure you have proper protection this summer!

Prevent costly damage to the teeth by asking your dentists in Fort Lauderdale, FL about a customized mouthguard. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Get back to the activities you love with Florida Smiles Dental!

 

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our Fort Lauderdale dental office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

 

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