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Oral injuries are common, unfortunately. They often occur when babies are learning to walk, kids are trying dangerous tricks, and people are playing sports. In fact, the leading cause of dental injuries is playing high-contact sports without wearing a mouthguard. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent oral injury, and Dr. Barron is happy to tell you all about them.

The first thing you can do is wear a mouthguard while you are active. This can protect your mouth and help you avoid injury when hard, forceful objects, like a ball, knee, elbow, helmet, etc., hit your smile. It’s best to wear a guard when you participate in sports like basketball, soccer, football, rugby, and other high-contact sports.

The second thing you can do is wear a face mask while you play sports like baseball, softball, or hockey. This helps you prevent oral and facial trauma while you are pitching, catching, or skating. When the baseball or softball gets hit toward your face or the puck comes soaring toward you, your smile and face will be protected.

The third thing you can do is wear a helmet with a face or mouth guard. Not only will this protect your smile and your face, but it will also protect your head. This can help you avoid oral and facial injury as well as concussions and other severe head injuries.

If you have any questions about how to prevent oral injuries in Fort Worth, Texas, please call Barron Dentistry and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 817.732.1626 and we will be thrilled to help you!