It’s great to be active! Movement and motion are an important part of making sure our bodies remain healthy and strong, and many enjoy staying active through sports and sports-related activities.
While being involved in sports is important for your health, you should also make sure that your mouth is protected so that you can continue to play and have fun. There’s a high number of tooth injuries that are caused by sports—getting hit in the face with a ball, falling on your face, or even being kicked or hit accidentally—can causes your teeth to crack.
Injury Prevention: How to Be Prepared
Protect your mouth the right way. It’s important that you keep your entire mouth protected – not just your teeth. That means that you should make sure your teeth, gums, tongue, and inner and outer mouth are covered or somehow shielded. A mouth guard should be used for high- or medium-contact sports, including football, martial arts, soccer, rugby, and hockey. There are certain kinds of mouth guards that are available:
If you have cracked a tooth or experienced other trauma from a sports-related injury, be sure to visit an endodontist right away. Dr. Semashko of Endodontics in Cranberry will examine the tooth (or teeth) and then let you know if endodontic treatment such as a root canal is needed.