This dental injuries post was brought to you by Jefferson Dental Clinics. All opinions are mine.
We are taking a break from team sports this summer, but our kids are playing some sort of sport every day! This helpful infographic from Jefferson Dental Clinics is very eye opening as to what dangers lie ahead for many kids' mouths and teeth this summer. Sports injuries are common and we try to prepare for them, but how many parents plan for the best care of our children's teeth? I am always scared that the boys are going to knock a tooth out, and yes, it would be traumatic if that happened, but there's also jaw dislocation, root fracture, or crown displacement. Proper fitting of mouthguards and helmets is essential for the safety of your child's teeth! Check with your child's dentist before they start practicing for any sport to make sure that their teeth are going to be protected during the season.