Play Hard. Keep Teeth.

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.

Dentistry by Design Mouthgaurd
State required disclaimer: Cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and require no specific educational training to advertise these services. Dr. Jon Rischer and Dr. Valle Rischer are General Dentists.