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Poll Results: Over two million teeth are knocked out each year from sports-related injuries.

True. The Ohio Dental Association reminds parents and coaches that “teeth are not like a broken bone – teeth do not heal or regrow.” A mouthguard is a necessary piece of sports equipment for both recreational and organized sports.

Need help selecting a mouth protector? The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)offers five criteria to consider in its article Treating and Preventing Facial Injury.

Find more information at Protecting Teeth with Mouthguards and the American Dental Association Dental Minute “Mouthguards” (video): Broadband/956k | Dial up/127k

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