Ski season is upon us! And if you are an avid outdoorsman (or woman) the snow and cold weather doesn’t put a damper on your desire to explore. Just keep in mind that you still need to protect your teeth!
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 may include skiing, basketball, hockey, and gymnastics that you might participate in this time of year.
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, ice rink, slope or other venue, remind them that the professionals use mouth protection, and they should too!
Good luck to all the winter sports participants! Have a great season!