The Potential Danger Sports Pose to Teeth

Etobicoke, Canada, July 23, 2015 – Princeview Dental (www.PrinceviewDental.com), a premier dental clinic in Etobicoke, is weighing in on a recent report from the Dental Association of Connecticut that revealed an increase in sports-related dental injuries during the summer months.

With the Pan Am Games currently underway in Toronto, children are becoming inspired to take up sports as they watch their favourite athletes compete on the world stage. And while Princeview Dental encourages parents to support their children’s passion for sports, they also warn that it may just lead to a dental emergency requiring treatment in Toronto. However, according to the Dental Association of Connecticut’s recent report, it doesn’t even have to be a high-intensity sport-related injury that can lead to a dental emergency. It can be something as simple as tossing around a Frisbee at a barbecue or a slippery pool surface. (Source: “Dental Offices See an Increase in Activity Related to Dental Injuries During the Summer,” KAIT 8 web site, June 24, 2015; http://www.kait8.com/story/29393591/dental-offices-see-an-increase-in-activity-related-dental-injuries-during-the-summer.)

“There’s a definite spike in people seeking an emergency dentist during the summer,” observes Dr. Janice Mummery, a Toronto dentist and founder of Princeview Dental. “With the Pan Am games currently happening in the city, many kids may just want to become athletes themselves, and with that, there’s always the risk of injury, including damage to teeth.”

Some of the common injuries that dentists report during the summer include misjudging the depth of water while diving and from collisions in contact sports, like soccer, football, and even baseball. For children eager to play contact sports or for those children who are just a little more accident-prone, Dr. Mummery suggests investing in a mouth guard to protect teeth and prevent dental emergencies.

“At Princeview Dental, patients and their parents are always being urged to be aware of their surroundings and to play safe; for children involved in high-intensity sports, this means taking the proper precautions to stop dental emergencies before they happen,” concludes Dr. Mummery. “But if the worst does happen, ensure you have the number of a trusted dental clinic or emergency dentist on hand to contact if an injury does occur.”

Princeview Dental provides treatment for dental emergencies in Toronto and the surrounding area. For more information, including Princeview Dental’s contact number and location, visit the company’s web site at https://www.princeviewdental.com.

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