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Facial Injuries and Kids: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Young Ones and Their Mouths

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Facial Injuries and Kids: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Young Ones and Their Mouths

Children love to be active and social, which is why many of them play sports. However, playing sports opens them up to numerous opportunities to suffer injuries to the mouth and teeth. In fact, it is estimated that over three million teeth were knocked out in 2011 during youth sports-related events. Therefore, it is important that parents know how to protect their “babies” from facial and mouth-related injuries. Here are six tips for just that. 1. Wear a Helmet. Helmets are designed to protect the head from injury and absorb the energy and shock from an impact. However, there are different helmets for different sports. For example, you wouldn’t wear a baseball helmet while playing football. Therefore, you need to take the time and effort to locate the most age-appropriate and sport-specific helmet for your child. Make sure that...

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