Monday, February 22, 2016
Back in the days before pro football players wore facemasks and mouthguards, injuries to the face and mouth were 40% of all football related injuries. After facemasks and mouthguards, that stat dropped to 5%.
Similar stats exist with US Army soldiers. Army stats show a 74% reduction in dental injuries during military training combat activities once mouthguards were added. That's a very interesting stat. Especially when you consider that a few years ago, it was predicted that a missing tooth at high school age could cost in the neighborhood of $20,000 over the life of the individual.
The full article is available here.
Posted by John Flucke at 06:00