3 Important Ways Protective Mouthguards Protect Young Smiles

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Here’s an important reminder from the team at David Rice DDS in Elgin: when you play sports, protect your teeth with a mouthguard.

Anyone who plays sports is at risk of an injury to the mouth and teeth. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional athlete, high school player, or a 5-year-old playing youth soccer.

Even so-called non-contact sports like basketball can be dangerous. A protective mouthguard is a crucial piece of athletic gear.

What age group has the most injuries?

8- to 12-year-old kids who participate in basketball, football, baseball, and soccer are at the greatest risk. But even sports like skateboarding, mountain biking or climbing can be hazardous.

Mouthguards are made of strong, flexible materials that are designed to protect your teeth, gum and jaw in case of an impact. A mouthguard forms a protective layer between your teeth and points of impact.

At David Rice DDS in Elgin we don’t want anyone taking unnecessary chances. People from Bartlet, South Elgin, and Wayne come to our office for general and family dentistry, and special services like dental implants. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact David A. Rice, DDS:


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1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1
Elgin, Illinois

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Memberships & Associations

Dr. David Rice, DDS, KOIS Center Clinical Instructor membership page The American Academy of Restorative Dentistry membership logo for Dr. Rice, DDS Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice is a member of the American Dental Association Illinois State Dental Society membership badge for Dr. David Rice, DDS


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