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Mouthguard ‘required when skiing/boarding’


Always wear a mouthguard when skiing or snowboarding, it has been urged.

Anyone watching the ongoing Winter Olympics and finding the urge to go skiing or snowboarding themselves has been urged to ensure they wear a mouthguard. emergency dentist

The Canadian Press reported the device can provide a high degree of protection and ensure a fall does not mean a hasty trip to the emergency dentist’s office.

Dr Don Friedlander, a member of the Canadian Dental Association, commented: “Most importantly with the young people [is] to get them used to wearing mouth guards and understanding that, you know what, their heroes wear them, it’s cool to wear one, it’s smart to wear one.”

The organisation noted that mouthguards can help to protect against potentially very serious injuries, as not only do they protect the teeth, but they stop the teeth from hurting the rest of the mouth during a fall.

Elsewhere, men’s Olympic luge silver medallist David Moeller recently broke a tooth after he bit down too hard on his medal during a photo op.

The 28-year-old German athlete bit off more than he could chew when photographers asked him to carry out the obligatory bite on his prize.

Mouthguards ‘offer protection during sports’


Teeth can be protected when playing sports.

Wearing a mouthguard can be an important part of protecting the teeth when playing sports, it has been claimed. mouthguard 

North Bay Today reported the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has recommended that all athletes use these devices to ensure that the rough and tumble of sport does not impact on their oral health.

Dr Don Friedlander, president of the CDA, told the publication: “Wearing a mouthguard to protect the mouth is obviously a part of the winners’ game so be sure to wear yours too and keep your teeth intact.”

Elsewhere, John E Peterson recently wrote in a blog for the Emporia Gazette that people of all ages should remember to floss daily in order to improve their oral health.

He claimed the mouth contains more than 700 different kinds of bacteria and left unchecked these can multiply – especially in areas where brushing cannot reach – and cause tooth decay.

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