Athletes and Dental Injuries

Cody Cummins, ATC, Premier Health Sports Medicine, answers frequently asked questions about athletes and dental injuries.

What is the best way to prevent dental injuries?

One way to help prevent dental injuries is to properly use a mouthpiece. Follow the instructions as written by the manufacturer. Athletes should avoid chewing their mouthpiece, which will decrease the effectiveness of the equipment. 

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Source: Cody Cummins, ATC, Premier Health Sports Medicine; American Association of Endodontists; American Dental Association