Monday, February 22, 2016

US Military Requiring Mouthguards

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.

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