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Sports Hurt Dental Health

3 Sports that Compromise Smile Safety

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Basketball Contact sports require players to wear facial protection and mouthguards, but basketball requires no […]

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Mouth Madness: 3 Tips for Improving Your Oral Health Game

It’s that time of year again when the whole country goes a little mad – mad for basketball tournament brackets, obscure college mascots and Cinderella stories. When you’re not busy updating your wins and losses this month, take a few moments to consider how you can improve your oral health game. Sport a mouthguard. Whether […]

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Wear a Mouthguard in Sports with a Bat, Ball or Stick

Did you know that baseball and basketball have the highest incidence of sports-related dental injuries in children ages 7-17 than any other sport? Wondering why? Mouthguards are not required for participation in these sports, even though the National Federation of State High School Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee recommends that athletes should wear a mouthguard […]

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Straighten Up: Your Retainer or Mouthguard Needs Cleaning

Have you ever searched for your retainer or mouth guard only to find it under your bed, in a napkin or in the trash? Even in the best of circumstances, orthodontic retainers can develop a build-up of potentially harmful microbes if they aren’t properly cleaned. This is also true for the trusty mouth guards we […]

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Keep your smile safe when playing summer sports! Use a mouthguard & limit sugary sports drinks.

Gearing Up for Summer Sports

With warmer weather and longer days, many people are much more active in the summer. Though you’ve probably already stocked up on sunscreen and summer sports gear in preparation, here are some precautions to take when it comes to your teeth, too: Use a Mouth Guard for Contact Sports Are your kids running the bases this summer? […]

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Play It Safe: Children’s Sports & Tooth Injuries

Sports are a great way to keep your child’s body healthy and fit, and sometimes injuries and accidents during these activities just can’t be avoided. The mouth is one of the most injured places on the body during contact sports and recreational activities. Each year, 3 million to 5 million U.S. children suffer sports injuries […]

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