Help Protect Your Kids Teeth During Spring Sports with These Tips
Spring is here and that means more kids and outdoor activities will fill up your already full schedule.
We know accidents happen. But, preventing accidents is also possible with these simple tips below:
- Wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports. Mouth guards can help prevent injury to a person’s jaw, mouth and teeth. Store your mouthguard in its protective case and be sure the case is well ventilated. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your mouthguard. Ask your dentist at County Dental for the proper mouthguard for your needs.
- Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to the head.
- Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable to damage, especially when playing sports.
- Wear a face shield to avoid damage to the delicate bones around the jaw as well as the eyes and nose. Hockey pucks, basketballs, and racquetballs can cause severe damage to the mouth and face at any age.