According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Barry and Dr. Love would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No Columbus parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during games, so at Lifetime Dental Health we would like to talk about how to take sports safety to the next level.
Mouth Guards and Sports Safety
In Columbus, we live for a good game. Our athletes train hard to win, so it’s not hard to imagine why they don’t shy away from contact. However, that doesn’t mean that your family has to suffer the consequences of a sports-related oral injury. Mouthguards are the key to oral safety in sports.
Although you may think your general health and your dental health are two completely separate categories, they are much more connected than the average person would suspect. Just as the information you provide to your doctor helps them keep your health in good shape, Dr. Barry and Dr. Love depend on your input for optimum dental health. They need to see the big picture in order to help you keep your teeth vital. Most Columbus residents might not think to inform their dentist about their general physical health, but would be surprised at the potential impact that information can have on their oral care. In short: keeping your health history updated with your Lifetime Dental team may help save your teeth! The Lifetime Dental Health team like to go above and beyond for our Columbus patients, but we need your participation to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why.