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Sports Injuries

How to protect your teeth

If you play a contact sport, wearing a custom-made mouthguard will protect your teeth from damage.

The British Dental Association advises against shop-bought mouthguards because they may not fit correctly and so won’t protect your teeth properly.

30% of all 16-year-olds have suffered an injury to their teeth resulting in permanent damage.

20% of these injuries occurred while taking part in organised sport.


Advice

Children and adults should wear a mouthguard for playing any contact sport, including:

  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Squash
  • Martial arts
  • Mountain biking

The Rugby Football Union and English Hockey Association both recommend using custom-made mouthguards.

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