Approximately 8,000 children are treated at emergency rooms each day for sports-related injuries. We often think of broken arms or concussions when we hear statistics like that, but it also includes teeth. Jefferson Dental Clinics has a few tips and a great infographic for you to find out more facts about Summer Sports Dental Injuries. (Click on the infographic to see it larger!)
- In case of an accidental tooth loss, keep calm and place the tooth in a glass of milk, then hurry to the dentist.
- Children (particularly those who participate in sports) should begin seeing a dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts, to make sure they are developing properly.
- Healthy habits run in the family! Parents that model good dental hygiene habits pass them along to their kids.