March Is Mouthguard Awareness Month

Mouthguard Awareness Month

All over Australia only 36% of the players are wearing mouthguards when playing a contact sport. Even less wear a mouthguard during training!

There’s no better time than now to remind parents of the importance of having their young athletes wear a mouthguard during sports. The annual Mouthguard Awareness Month campaign by the Australian Dental Association has just been launched and it highlights the reasons why wearing this device is so important.

This website has a wealth of resources to educate parents, teachers, and sports instructors on the importance of wearing properly-fitted mouthguards even during trainings. It describes the types of mouthguards that are available in Australia, and also has a section on tooth first aid. Visit the website here: http://www.ada.org.au/oralhealth/mouthguard.aspx

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