It isn’t rare for our team at Dr. Gabhart’s office to see a dental sports injury. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, about 10 to 20 percent of all sports-related injuries involve the mouth or face.
If you have a child who plays sports, especially contact sports or one with the potential to be hit by a ball, we highly recommend getting him or her a mouthguard. Sadly, many parents of young athletes underestimate the importance of mouthguards until it’s too late and their child suffers an injury. These injuries often times involve permanent teeth and can lead to the need for dental reconstruction, which can be very painful and costly.
Don’t hesitate to contact our offices and talk to Dr. Gabhart about the types of mouthguards that are available. We will be more than happy to work with you and find the best fit for your child’s needs, and even match their new mouthguard to their team’s colors!