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New Survey: Mouth Guard Usage In Many Sports Lacking For 4 In 10 U.S. Kids

Delta Dental survey finds high-impact sports have alarmingly low percentage of kids using basic safety precaution

OAK BROOK, Illinois — From football to hockey, many American children aren't using one of the most basic forms of protection from injuries - mouth guards - and at an alarming rate, according to a new survey out today from Delta Dental. The survey of U.S. parents finds that out of children participating in Fall and Winter sports, just 60 percent are wearing mouth guards.

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Tis The Season To Discuss Mouth Guards With Young Athletes

CHICAGO, Illinois — As the calendar page turns to August, we can see the end of summer, the start of school and the opening whistle for many fall sports. The timing couldn't be better to talk to young patients (and their parents) about the mouth guards they wear for sports.

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University Of Michigan Mouth Guard Clinic Draws Kids, Adults From Around The Region

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Seven-year-old Arturo Taylor flashed his first smile after trying on his new athletic mouth guard and it came up bright green.

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Five Dental Organizations Team Up For National Facial Protection Month

CHICAGO, Illinois — April is National Facial Protection Month, and five dental organizations are teaming up to educate the public about how to protect against facial injuries while participating in sports.

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Five Health Organizations Double Down on Mouth Guards

ROSEMONT, Illinois – April is National Facial Protection Month and this year five of the nation's top dental associations are reminding athletes and recreational sports players to wear mouth guards to protect their teeth. Mouth guards are an essential piece of athletic gear and can help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that affect the mouth The dental experts at the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA) urge parents, caregivers, athletes and coaches to be proactive about staying safe by using a mouth guard.

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Five Health Organizations Double Down on Mouth Guards

ROSEMONT, Illinois — April is National Facial Protection Month and this year five of the nation's top dental associations are reminding athletes and recreational sports players to wear mouth guards to protect their teeth. Mouth guards are an essential piece of athletic gear and can help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that affect the mouth and teeth.

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ADA Approves First Seal of Acceptance For Sports Mouthguard

The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance to CustMbite MVP mouthguards, making it the first athletic mouthguard to receive the Seal.

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Take Five: Sports Safety Tips For National Facial Protection Month

ROSEMONT, Illinois — Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Take five, and take in these five simple safety tips.

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Take Five: Sports Safety Tips for National Facial Protection Month

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Take five, and take in these five simple safety tips.

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April is National Facial Protection Month

Five Tips to Prevent Facial Injuries with Simple Sports Safety Precautions

ROSEMONT, Illinois — Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports this spring. Research estimates that about 2 percent of all children or adolescents who participate in sports eventually will suffer a facial injury severe enough to require medical attention.

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