What Is Sports Dentistry?


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Sports dentistry is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the treatment of sports-related damage to the teeth. Sports dentistry also covers consultations and fittings for sports-related protective equipment, such as mouth guards.

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What Is Sports Dentistry?
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Athletes and people who play sports regularly tend to be at an increased risk for dental injuries, including cracked or displaced teeth. Dentists specializing in sports dentistry are specially trained to quickly and effectively treat these types of injuries. Sports dentists also help to created properly fitted mouth guards to prevent such injuries from taking place. For athletes who play contact sports, such as boxing, martial arts and hockey, mouth guards are particularly important.

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