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At Abbeytrinity Dental Practice they regularly see dental injuries which would have been prevented by a mouthguard. Some are of an extreme nature and have a profound effect both dentally and financially.
In older children and adults, sports injuries are common. Dentists estimate that between 13 per cent and 39 per cent of dental injuries occur while playing sports. About 80 per cent of all dental injuries affect at least one of the front teeth. Damage to the tongue or cheek is common, too. Custom-fitting mouth guards are the best way of protecting teeth while playing sport. They act by absorbing energy from any blow and thus prevent (or at least vastly reduce) the chance of costly and painful dental injury.