Did you know that as many as five million teeth get knocked out of peoples’ mouths every single year? Not surprisingly, a lot of those accidents happens on the playing field. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we want to remind everyone how important it is to always wear a protective mouthguard when participating in sports.
That includes so-called non-contact sports like basketball. Even in a friendly game among weekend warriors, it only takes an accidental elbow to the mouth to knock out a tooth.
Needless to say, no one wants to experience that. A knocked out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If it’s treated immediately there is a good chance the tooth can be reinserted. Otherwise, you’re facing expensive dental work.
No parent would send their child onto the playing field without protective gear, like shin pads or a helmet. That gear will vary from sport to sport. What should be there no matter what is a mouthguard.
You can pick up an inexpensive mouthguard online, or at any sporting goods store. They can be ready to use in minutes, and make all the difference if an accident happens.
There are also higher-end, custom mouthguards available. Ask us about them at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. People from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay come to us for general dentistry, and specialties like dental implants. Schedule an appointment today!