The fall sport season is quickly approaching… Our local 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 on your head making contact with another player or equipment should wear a mouth guard.
This includes sports such as football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, and cheering. A mouth guard helps absorb the shock from any sort of possible head trauma. It can limit the risk for chipped or broken teeth, internal damage to a tooth, tooth loss, and even a broken jaw.
When you send your little one onto the field of play, remind them that the professionals use mouth protections, and they should too!