Football season is here! Peewee leagues are gearing up to start, but before your kids head out the door, remember a few important safety items.
Anyone participating in a sport where there’s a risk of falling or your head making contact with another player or equipment should wear a mouthguard.
- This includes sports such as football, basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer, bicycling, skateboarding, and gymnastics.
- A mouthguard helps absorb the shock from a blow to the face that might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw.
- It can limit the risk for chipped or broken teeth, internal damage to a tooth, tooth loss, and even a broken jaw.
- A mouthguard also can protect the soft tissues of your cheek lining, tongue, and lips.
When you send your little one out onto the field of play, remind them that the professionals use mouth protection, and they should too!
Good luck to all the fall sports participants! Have a great season!