Between registering your kids for football, soccer, or baseball, you’re likely buried under a mountain of forms and checks to write. Not to mention your kids will need new shoes, shorts, pads, helmets, and bats to participate in their chosen sports.
However, one piece of gear often overlooked by parents are sports guards. These are essential if you want your children to keep their teeth in tip-top shape, and not sending your kids onto the field with a sports guard opens them to a ton of risks. Let’s look at what those risks are.
Facial injuries are the most common
According to the American Dental Association, injuries to the face – specifically the mouth area – are the most common in all of sports. If your kids play without a sports guard for their teeth, you’ll more than likely make at least one emergency trip to the dentist.
Prevent long-lasting dental issues
If your child does suffer a dental-related oral injury, and it’s not properly treated, your child could have long-term side effects. For example, if a chipped tooth isn’t repaired, it can lead to tooth decay.
The same thing can happen as a result of teeth that are knocked out and not immediately addressed. If the tooth is lost in the grass, for example, your child needs to see the doctor about an implant as soon as possible. This will ensure their gums and surrounding teeth stay healthy.
Sports guards are important, and if you’re a parent with a child who needs one, call us today at 801.224.6165 to schedule an appointment.