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Protect your teeth with a sports mouthguard


Health
06/06/06
Did you know that more than 5 million teeth are knocked out in sporting activities each year?
It is estimated that one third of all injuries treated by dentists are sports related.  Furthermore, according to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented annually in this country by the use of sports mouthguards.  Because of the nice weather that we are truly enjoying in Southern California, you or members of your family, are most likely involved in sports.  If that's the case, you should seriously consider getting a mouthguard custom-made by your dentist, as it would prevent injuries to both your teeth and gums.  Kids can pick fun patterns and colors.  Please ask Dr. Bouzida for more details during your next visit.