Exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep your mouth and body healthy. But young athletes may have a higher risk of chipping teeth or experiencing other mouth injuries, depending on the sport.
Which sports are can cause dental injuries? Obviously, football has a lot of physical contact, which is why helmets and mouthguards are specifically designed to minimize injuries. But even non-contact sports like basketball, soccer and baseball can cause inadvertent falls or elbows to the mouth.
It’s important for all young athletes to wear mouthguards during practices and games to minimize their risk of injury.