Add a mouthguard to protect that smile
You know the routine for maintaining a healthy mouth and encourage kids to brush and floss regularly. For athletes, preparing for sports also includes protecting their mouths from trauma during play. Equip your kids with mouthguards custom-fit by your CDS dentist, to protect the jaw, teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue during play and competition. Mouthguards have also been shown to help prevent head and neck injuries and concussions.
CDS dentists are here to help
CDS dentists are offering student athletes 50% off a custom-fit athletic mouthguard (limit one per youth athlete, per year). Get your child fitted at your participating CDS dentist office.
Trust your CDS dentist with more than just your smile
They know that oral health is key to overall health. CDS dentists are up on trends and technology – through extensive continuing education programs – and are leaders in their profession. They’re also your neighbors, friends and community anchors. Talk with them, and you’ll see their work is an investment in your health.
The mouthguard power play
- 8.6 million sports-related injuries in the US each year, more than half sustained by youth
- 3 million teeth knocked out yearly in youth sporting events
- 60x: the increase in risk for tooth injuries for athletes who don’t wear a mouthguard
- 67 percent of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists admitted that their child didn’t always wear a mouthguard when playing sports. Remember, while mouthguards remain one of the best ways to reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries, they are worthless if not used.