How to safe guard your kids teeth while playing sports

On average at Mate Street Dental Clinic ,we see at least 3-4 dental emergencies /month routinely. Some causing minimal temporary damage to teeth but some leading to serious damage to teeth and surrounding structures. So the question is how to safe guard your kids’ precious teeth while they are playing sports? Wear a mouth guard for both training and matches.

Are mouthguard necessary?

A mouth guard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injuries to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. Some facts about teeth injuries while playing contact sports:

– Mouth guards are 60 times safer than not wearing one.
– Kids who have an adult tooth knocked out may face a life time maintenance with average cost ranging between $10000-20000.
– 58% of parents report their child suffered mouth injuries while playing sports.
– A new survey shows parents want mouth guards to be compulsory, not optional.

What is a mouthguard?

Kids with braces are at added risk to mouth injuries while playing sport and should wear mouth guard while playing sports. 65% of parents reported their child suffered mouth injury during sports were not wearing mouthguards. This year, make sure you and your kids teeth areprotected while playing any contact sports by utilising Mate Street Dental’s special promotion for custom made mouth guards.

At Mate StreetDental we believe in prevention and want to ensure that your teeth are in best health. So give us a call today on 60401811 to find out more!