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Apr 9


Its springtime again! Time to remind our patients at Dr. Matt Gaworski Orthodontics to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually.

If you are planning on participating in spring sports, it’s imperative to have a mouthguard that fits over braces. Mouthguards can prevent chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, jaw fractures, mouth lacerations and even concussions. Having a mouthguard is the best way to protect your smile.

Some experts recommend that mouthguards be worn by athletes in competitive and recreational sports in which impact, contact, collision or clenching are likely to occur. The American Dental Association recommends wearing mouthguards for the following sports: acrobats, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shot putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling. Other experts include baseball and softball infielders on that list. They further recommend the mouthguard to be worn during all practices and competition.

To learn more about a mouthguard for you or your child with braces please contact Dr. Matt Gaworski Orthodontics (719)596-2477.

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