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Pediatric: Athletic Mouthguards in Prosper, Tx

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Athletic Mouthguards for Kids in Prosper, TX

Children who participate in athletic activities, whether they are on organized sports teams, bicycling, or simply kicking a ball around, reap a slew of well-documented health benefits. However, along with all of the fun, accomplishment, and character-building aspects of athletics, the possibility of a dental injury exists. Is this to say that your children should not participate in sports? Certainly not! However, it makes sense to learn about the risks and take appropriate precautions.

How frequently are dental injuries caused by sports? The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation predicted that over 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events that year in 2012. It is estimated that more than 25% of all dental injuries we treat in children are sports-related, with the majority of these involving the top front teeth.

Aside from the immediate trauma, sports-related injuries can result in missed school and work, as well as significant financial costs — up to $20,000 over a lifetime to treat a missing permanent tooth. However, there is a simple and relatively low-cost way to reduce the risk of dental injury in children: A properly fitted, comfortable mouthguard should be worn whenever participating in sports where there is a risk of orofacial injury. Before using mouthguards in Prosper, it is critical that they be fitted and adjusted by a trained dental professional. Call our Prosper, TX, pediatric dentist today!