Sports Mouth Guards
- Posted on: Aug 31 2010
Now that school is underway for another year, its important to consider whether your child may need a mouth guard for protection during school sports or recreational activities.
Did you know? According to the American Dental Association, a study of high school athletes found that 75% of injuries occurred when mouth guards were not worn. 40% occurred during baseball and basketball and 9% of all athletes suffered some type of oral injury.
A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate appliance used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. Any athlete may be at risk for oral injury and injury can be prevented with the use of a mouth guard – this goes for children AND adults.
A custom fitted mouth guard takes just two short appointments of 15 minutes and the cost is $150 in our office. Call for more information or to set up your appointment.
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