Mouthguards ‘should be the norm in sport’ – BBC News

Mouthguards ‘should be the norm in sport

Sporting injuries are a leading cause of adults losing teeth. But Dr Lyndon Meehan, an NHS dentist who also works for the charity Dental Trauma UK, argues people playing sport should wear mouthguards to protect their teeth.

We all take our teeth for granted. Often, it is only when we are faced with the reality of losing one, or several, that we realise just how important they are.

Sadly, for many, this realisation comes too late.

Sporting injuries are a leading cause of adults losing teeth. But Dr Lyndon Meehan, an NHS dentist who also works for the charity Dental Trauma UK, argues people playing sport should wear mouthguards to protect their teeth.

Source: Mouthguards ‘should be the norm in sport’ – BBC News