Nearly 50 percent of children will have some type of injury to a tooth during childhood, many of which are preventable. Mouth injuries are also common. Tooth and mouth injuries often occur after a fall, motor vehicle accident, sports injury, or fight. Now we don’t say this to scare you. Rather, we are here to help prevent these accidents leading your children to better dental health for the future. Here are our 3 top places dental injuries occur for children and how to avoid them.
- We cannot tell you how many times we have had an emergency patient that had fallen off the monkey bars and hurt their teeth. Though this is an extremely common injury for young kids the easiest way to prevent it is to watch your child when they are playing and only let them use age-appropriate playground equipment or join them in the fun and help them in case of a fall.
Riding bicycles and Scooters
- Falling is part of the bike riding journey. With that being said injuries can easily be prevented. Make sure your child is wearing proper safety equipment including a helmet. This will both protect their brain from injuries and also in many cases their face and teeth. Also when teaching how to ride a bike make sure to do so on flat ground as hills may lead to disaster.
- Sports like baseball, soccer, and football can wreak havoc on your child’s teeth. The simple solution is a mouthguard. They cost less than $20 and can protect your child in case of contact with their mouth. We recommend the Shock Doctor as it works great and is affordable.
These are the most common dental injuries for kids and with proper safety, you can avoid expensive dental visits in the future.
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