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It’s that time of year, where after-school sports are kicking into high gear! At myOrthodontist Calgary, we support participation in athletics. We recently sponsored Nelson Mandela United’s Athletic program! When it comes to playing sports, we truly emphasize the safety of our patients. Is your child prepared and protected?
 
Tooth and dental injuries are often one of the most common sports injuries. In Canada alone, 39% of dental injuries attributed to sports-related accidents. It is important to protect your child for their sports activities with a mouthguard. They are just as important as a helmet! A mouthguard will not only protect your child’s teeth but also their jaw and mouth. If your child has braces on, they may have a slightly higher risk for oral injuries if they are hit by another player. Take the time to visit us at myORTHODONTIST Calgary to get a custom mouthguard created. 
 
How do you know if you have a good mouthguard? A good mouth guard is effective by holding teeth in place and allows for normal speech and breathing. It should also cover the teeth and sometimes part of the gums. 
 
You can also remind your child that even professional athletes also wear mouth guards too! Just like Sydney Crosby and Stephen Curry! 
 
Remember, it’s all fun and games, as long as someone doesn’t end up toothless! For your custom mouthguard, contact us at myORTHODONTIST Calgary today. 
– myORTHODONIST Calgary 

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