Summertime is here and as Texans we know what that means: only a few more months until football season! There is nothing more culturally distinct about our state than our great passion for football at every level. Whether Pop Warner or Professional, Texans everywhere will invest themselves into a lot of hard-hitting football action this coming fall. If you are playing football, you should not forget to wear your mouthguard. They are essential in keeping your teeth in place when delivering those big hits. Here are some dentistry facts from sports dentistry online:

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  • Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports, and the majority of these dental injuries are preventable

  • An athlete is 60-times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard

  • The cost of a fractured tooth is many times greater than the cost of a dentist diagnosed and designed professionally made mouthguard

  • Every athlete involved in contact sport has about a 10 percent chance per season of an orofacial injury and a 33-56 percent chance during an athletic career.

  • The cost to replant a tooth and the follow-up dental treatment is about $5,000.

So before the season starts, make sure you have a mouthguard to protect your teeth! For questions about sports dentistry or any other dental question, set up an appointment with Dr. Shahram Arzegar at Lifetime Smile Adult and Pediatric Dentistry today.