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Helping Defend Young Smiles

Did you know that 60% of dental injuries can be eliminated by wearing a mouth guard? Many sports and activities that involve the risk of injury require mouth guards to protect the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw from dental trauma.

During our Defend Your Mouth Day event, Dr. Clarke Stevens and the team at Braces Omaha provided free professionally fitted mouth guards to kids and teens ages 8 to 14.

Thank you to all those who attended Defend Your Mouth Day! We look forward to seeing you next year!

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More than 5 million teeth are knocked out each year, often due to sports-related injuries. Remember, damaged teeth do not grow back. Wearing a properly fitted mouth guard is an easy way to protect teeth. In fact, mouth guards help avoid 200,000 oral injuries every year.

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The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends wearing a mouth guard for the following sports:

  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Gymnastics
  • Acrobatics
  • Equestrian events
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • Bicycling
  • Skiing
  • Extreme sports
  • Boxing
  • Field events
  • Volleyball
  • Handball
  • Inline skating
  • Lacrosse
  • Field hockey
  • Rugby
  • Water polo
  • Martial arts
  • Wrestling
  • Shot put
  • Racquetball
  • Skateboarding
  • Weight lifting
  • Squash
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