It’s very important to have an active, healthy lifestyle, but some forms of sport can lead to dental injuries.
Here are the facts that you need to know to avoid dental injuries:
- Young children and teenagers have the highest rate of dental trauma from sport activities.
- The top sports activities that result in trauma are footy, basketball, cricket, cycling, and hockey.
- These injuries usually happen when one falls to the ground, when an arm, elbow or a hand makes contact with the mouth, or when a bat or flying object like a basketball hits the face.
Wearing a mouth guard can dramatically decrease the chances a dental injury while playing a sport. It is important to get a custom mouth guard from Tooronga Family Dentistry. Our mouth guards come in three degrees of protection and provide the most amount of protection and comfort while being worn. Chemist bought mouth guards are ready to wear, but may fall out in the critical moment of impact.
If you or your child were injured, it is important to make an appointment at Tooronga Family Dentistry as soon as possible. If there was loss consciousness, there is a bleeding that does not stop or there are deep cuts to the face lips or tongue, seek first medical attention at an urgent medical care facility.