The National Youth Sports Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries reports that if an athlete is not wearing a mouthguard, damage to the teeth is 60 times more likely. But a mouthguard isn’t just for protecting your teeth. Mouthguards can help prevent lacerations, fractures, and dislocations.
While there is not yet any independent research confirming that mouthguards prevent concussions, medical and dental experts agree that mouthguards absorb and redistribute the force of the blow, possibly lessening the severity of an impact.
American Dental Association's Statement on Athletic Mouthguards
Surveillance studies of mouthguard users and nonusers have consistently shown that mouthguards offer significant protection against sports-related injuries to the teeth and soft tissues. Mouthguards provide a resilient, protective surface to distribute and dissipate forces on impact, thereby minimizing the severity of traumatic injury to the hard or soft tissues.
According to a 2007 meta-analysis of studies evaluating the effectiveness of mouthguards in reducing injuries, the overall injury risk was found to be 1.6-1.9 times greater when a mouthguard was not worn, relative to when mouthguards were used during athletic activity.2 Another study of collegiate basketball teams found that athletes wearing custom-made mouthguards sustained significantly fewer dental injuries than those who did not.
How to receive your free Sports Mouthguard:
1) Print and fill out the Waiver and Consent Form
2) Sign and Mail the form to us along with proof of your child in middle school (This form may be electronically sign & eMail to email@example.com
3) Once we received your information, our office will contact your parent/guardian for an appointment.
During the appointment, your child will receive a cursory examination to make sure the Sports Mouthguard is appropriate.
if qualified, then we will properly fit the mouthguard for him/her.
*NOTE: Children with braces will need a written clearance from his/her Orthodontists prior to fitting.
Please address your consent form to:
Dr. David Jin c/o DMS
A Beautiful Smile Dentistry LLC
1315 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
If you have any question, you may contact us at:
Note: Only 1 appointment will be given per child. Missed appointment will result in forfeiture of Free Sports Mouthguard. Appoitment may be changed with 72hour advanced notice.
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