Dear Doctor Magazine - Issue 11 - (Page 42)
One of the most important parts of any uniform!
Save Face... Know the Stats!
An athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth when not wearing a mouthguard!
American Dental Association
It is estimated that mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries each year!
Academy of General Dentistry
Sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year!
U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Victims of knocked out teeth who do not have a tooth properly preserved or replanted may face lifetime dental costs of $10,000 to $20,000 per tooth!
National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety
There are times when an athlete can feel invincible... able to connect on every jump-shot, run faster and longer, or hit every pitch, but statistics show that even on their best days accidents can happen. An ounce of prevention goes a long way... For a small cost a properly fitted protective mouthguard can prevent anxiety, risk, injury, pain, suffering and years of dental treatment.
not convinced? Read on!
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