Participating in sports is a great thing! However it’s important that before we take part that we understand the risks associated with the sport we’re playing and prevent injuries where possible. Orofacial sport injuries are very common and something the team at Dundas Family Dental sees often.
Our team has seen our fair share of dental emergencies that could have been prevented if the patient had been wearing a mouth guard. The use of mouth guards in all high-risk sports has been proven to reduce the risk of orofacial injury substantially. In fact, the chances of injury are 1.5 to 2 times greater when a mouth guard is not worn during athletic activity. Why take the risk when you can prevent it so easily?
If decreasing the risk for injury wasn’t enough to convince you to wear one; mouth guards are also a cost-effective investment in protection. The estimated cost to treat a lost front tooth over a lifetime can range from $5,000 to $10,000, yet the average cost of a custom-fitted sports mouth guard can be as low as $50.
Our team sees the impact of orofacial sport injuries first hand. Not only are orofacial injuries expensive, but they can also significantly affect your teeth, gums, and jaws.
If you’re participating in sports, it’s important that you have a custom mouth guard fitted to avoid the negative effects of an orofacial injury.
Getting a custom-fitted mouth guard is easy! You can either have one made during your regular dental visit or make a separate appointment to have one made. Our dental hygienists are experts in protecting your teeth so you can rest assured that you’ll be enjoying your sports without worrying about damaging your pearly whites!
If you play hockey, soccer, football, rugby, martial arts, lacrosse, boxing, basketball, baseball, or if you enjoy BMX, skateboarding, skiing, and snowboarding, find out if your sports organization requires mandatory mouth guard protection. If it doesn’t, ask why and have one made for yourself regardless.
If you have incurred an orofacial injury and require emergency dental care our team is here to help you recover successfully.
For more information or to make an appointment please call us at 905-315-9898 or visit our website at dundasfamilydental.com.