This statistic is not one to be proud of! The US Sports Safety Foundation estimates that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events during the year ahead. In many cases, this tooth loss is probably entirely preventable by ensuring young athletes are wearing a mouthguard. However, an American Academy […]
Football, boxing, hockey—these sports are the first that come to mind when thinking of organised sports that require the wearing of a mouthguard for protection during training and games. But did you know that there are many more sports that risk contact to the face, and whereby wearing a mouthguard is definitely a good idea?
The mouthguard awareness campaign of the Australian Dental Association is still a month away but with the winter sports recruitment season already underway for many sports, it is a great time to be aware of one of the most important pieces of protective gear—a mouthguard. A mouthguard protects not only the teeth but also the […]
[Series] Dental Resolutions For The New Year – Resolution #5 Dental enamel is the hardest structure in the human body. However, teeth can still be chipped or cracked if they are subjected to heavy forces. Unlike bones, which can repair after a break, once the enamel has been lost or damaged, it cannot grow back […]