Mouthguards protect more than your smile
You know the routine for maintaining a healthy mouth and you encourage kids to brush and floss regularly. For athletes, preparing for sports also includes protecting their mouths from trauma during play and competition. Mouthguards play an integral role in protecting not only athletes' teeth, but also their jaw, lips, cheeks and tongue. Mouthguards have also been shown to help prevent head and neck injuries and concussions.
CDS dentists are here to help
Talk to a CDS dentist to learn more about your safety options during sports and play and the best ways to protect your oral health, including the right mouthguards for the active kids and athletes in your family.
For help identifying the best mouthguard option for you and your family, and to assist with any oral health needs you may have, a CDS dentist in your area can be located using the link below:
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 U.S. 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.