On Friday, March 6th, Delta Dental of Idaho hit the ice with the Idaho Steelheads.
We gave away dozens of dental care kits to smiling Steelies fans. One lucky fan even won an electric toothbrush! Captain Supertooth joined us as we spread the word about the importance of protecting athletes’ smiles.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 600,000 kids end up in the emergency room each year for sports-related dental accidents. And according to the CDC, a mouth guard may prevent 200,000 mouth injuries a year.
Mouth guards are only mandatory for some sports, such as ice hockey, football and lacrosse, but dental professionals recommend they be worn for all contact sports.
So, the next time you or your son or daughter hit the athletic arena, keep a mouth guard in mind. Professionals use mouth protection and you should too!
See you next year, hockey fans!