AAPD Policy on Prevention of Sports Related Injuries
The AAPD states that it is estimated that 30 million children in the US participate in organized sport programs. Sports accidents reportedly account for 10-39% of all dental injuries in children. Children are most susceptible to sports-related oral injury between the ages of 7 and 11 years. If your child participates in an organized sport, please make sure that all protective equipment is worn at all times and discuss the possibility of a customized mouth guard with our team. Good luck and play safe!