MOUTHGUARDS: PART IImagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or twoof your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating-everything woukdsuddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries toyour mouth and face is especially important if you participatein organized sports or other recreational activities.Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion ablow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth andinjuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typicallycover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect thesoft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.Your top teeth take the brunt of trauma because they stickout more. Your bottom teeth are a little more protectedbecause they are further back.When Should You Wear a Mouthguard?When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguardis an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part ofyour standard equipment from an early ageWhile collision and contact sports, such as boxing,are higher-risk sports for the mouth, any athlete mayexperience a dental injury in non-contact activities too,such as gymnastics and skating.Presented as a service to the community byDr. Barbara Webster1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515SM-CL1570753 630-663-0554

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MOUTHGUARDS: PART I Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating-everything woukd suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Your top teeth take the brunt of trauma because they stick out more. Your bottom teeth are a little more protected because they are further back. When Should You Wear a Mouthguard? When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age While collision and contact sports, such as boxing, are higher-risk sports for the mouth, any athlete may experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating. Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 SM-CL1570753 630-663-0554

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