NHL team dentist champions mouthguards

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Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from ada.org

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“Athletes should wear a mouthguard any time they’re engaged in an activity where their face can come into contact with something hard, whether it’s a player, ball, the pavement or any hard object, according to the organizational sponsors of National Facial Protection Month, which includes the ADA, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.”

See full article on ada.org

Commentary:

As stated in the article, “Dr. Long, who played ice hockey in college, believes widespread mouthguard use by the professionals is one of the reasons he has seen fewer dental injuries among athletes in recent years when compared to decades ago.

“I think the athletes are more aware of the importance of taking care of their mouths,” Dr. Long said. “