Do You Know Dental First Aid?
The Australian Dental Association reports that “Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated for dental injuries that could have been prevented or minimised by simply wearing a mouthguard.” They recommend that a custom-fitted mouthguard be worn in any sport or activity where an impact to the face is a real possibility.
It’s important that mouthguards are worn at events and also during training. Wearing mouthguards is a really important part of prevention. An injury to teeth can be difficult and expensive to fix.
Our dentists can fit sports mouthguards for athletes of all ages.
What if a dental accident happens?
We strongly encourage everyone to learn basic Dental First Aid but especially sports coaches, team managers, and parents of young athletes. Here are some resources that you might find helpful.
The Australian Dental Association’s Page of Dental First Aid
A comprehensive article about dental first aid and the consequences of injury to teeth after a sports injury.
Our Own Coach’s Guide to Dental First Aid
A downloadable guide developed especially for Canberra Coaches and Team Managers.
Articles From Corinna Dental
In which we examine why mouthguards aren’t worn in every at-risk sport
In which we look at the stats of mouthguard-wearing in Australia and explain that mouthguards protect more than just the teeth.
Explaining why it’s important to wear a mouthguard for activities other than organised sports.
In which we celebrate the Australian Dental Association’s Mouthguard Awareness Month and share the resources that the ADA had put together for the occasion.
Want To Know More?
If you have any questions about mouthguards, ask any member of our friendly team.
This article was first published in August 2015 and was most recently updated in September 2020.