By Amanda R. Reddington, LDH, MHA, CDA, EFDA, Jennifer Fehrenbacher, MEd, LDH, CDA, Halle Hehman
Traumatic dental injuries, frequently the result of athletic activities, can be mitigated by the proper use of mouthguards. Despite the protection offered by mouthguards, athletes are often reluctant to wear them. In fact, a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) found that 67% of parents reported their children do not wear a mouthguard while playing sports. By incorporating a discussion and education on mouthguards, oral health professionals may be able to reduce the risk for short-term oral injuries as well as concussions.
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