Buck up, Broncos fans! Basketball season is here, and we want you to keep your smile healthy—on and off the court. But before you channel your inner Boise State stardom, keep these facts in mind:
• More than 5 million teeth are lost or damaged each year due to a sports injury or trauma.
• Men’s basketball has the highest rate of dental injury out of all sports. These injuries include broken teeth and jaws, as well as damage to the lips, tongue and neck.
• The NCAA only requires four sports to wear a mouthguard (not including basketball), but the American Dental Association recommends mouthguards for 29 collegiate sports.
Protect your championship smile with a mouthguard.
Mouthguards are designed to help absorb the shock of a facial injury, reducing facial and dental trauma. Your ideal mouthguard should:
• Fit properly
• Stay firmly in place
• Be easy to clean
• Allow you to breathe and talk
Chat with your dentist about selecting the perfect mouthguard for you or your aspiring Broncos basketball star.
P.S. Delta Dental of Idaho is sponsoring the February 13th BSU basketball game. Come join us in celebrating National Children’s Dental Health month. Tickets at BroncoSports.com