A doctor has spoken out following a traumatic accident on his bike. Dr Geraint Lee advises that mouth guards could help protect London cyclists from suffering extensive damage to their teeth and mouth due to potholes and heavy traffic. Although his accident did not happen on London streets he still sees this as a major concern. He believes that wearing a mouth guard could be key to avoiding extensive dental trauma following an accident.
Dr Lee spoke to The Evening Standard. “After my accident, I felt really vulnerable. Your teeth are really important, and it is so easy to fall off your bike.” Luckily for Dr Lee, medics and dental professionals were able to successfully save his teeth, however, he now wears a specially fitted mouth guard while cycling the streets of London from his home in West Norwood. Ms. Djemal, chair of the charity Dental Trauma UK, also spoke to The Evening Standard on the topic. “I would urge cyclists — and anyone involved in contact sports — to get a mouthguard professionally fitted by their dentist.”