Whether it’s on TV or at a local high school or college, fall sports like soccer and football can be a blast to watch.
However, if you’re playing a contact sport in a recreational league or have a child that plays one of these sports, it’s important to remember to protect those smiles! With many fall sports just starting up, now is a great time to think about protecting your children’s teeth to avoid a serious dental emergency.
Wearing a mouth guard is one of the most important things anyone can do to prevent needing emergency dental services due to a sports-related mouth injury. If you or your child balks at wearing a mouth guard, consider this: the cost of replacing a lost tooth is about 20 times more than the cost of a custom-fitted mouth guard! And custom-fitted mouth guards are actually quite comfortable, making it more likely for student athletes to actually use them.
Though not all injuries are preventable, protecting your mouth is a great way to reduce the chances of getting a chipped tooth or knocking a tooth out altogether. Taking the small step to protect your teeth during contact sports goes a long way in taking care of your teeth in the long run!
Scheduling regular dentist appointments with the family dentists at Dakota Dental is another way to keep your teeth healthy and strong. The dentists at Dakota Dental can help patients prepare for their upcoming sports seasons by doing regular checkups and going over options for custom-fitted mouth guards.