Many people in Australia play and enjoy contact sport, especially children. Football, soccer, basketball, hockey and cricket are all very popular. In these sports, the risk of being hit in the mouth by bats, balls or even body parts is quite high. However, a lot of people who play these sports do not actually wear mouth guards, which places mouths […]
Accidents happen, and oftentimes, teeth are involved. Whilst there are ways to prevent injury during sporting games and training (see this article on Mouthguards), the fact is that many injuries to teeth occur away from organised sporting events.
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 […]