S U M M E R sports season is upon us!
We would like to help you and your children by giving you some facts from the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety:
-Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injury sustained during participation in sports; the majority of these dental injuries are preventable.
-An athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard.
-The cost of a fractured tooth is many times greater than the cost of a dentist–designed, professionally– made mouthguard.
-Every athlete involved in contact sport has about a 10% chance per season of an orofacial injury, or a 33-56% chance during an athletic career.
-The cost to replant a tooth and the follow-up dental treatment is about $5,000.
-Victims of knocked out teeth who do not have a tooth properly preserved or replanted may face lifetime dental costs, hours in the dental chair, and the possible development of other dental problems such as periodontal disease.
-It is estimated that faceguards and mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football.
If you are interested in having a custom-fitted mouthguard made for your athlete contact our office at 573-874-8744.