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Survey: Lack of Mouth Guard use in Kids’ Sports

A new national survey of parents, sponsored by Delta Dental, indicates a widespread lack of mouth guard use in sporting activities that pose risks to children’s teeth and facial bones.

A new national survey of parents, sponsored by Delta Dental, indicates a widespread lack of mouthguard use in sporting activities that pose risks to children’s teeth and facial bones.

The survey shows about 37 million children age 12 and under are not wearing mouth guards while playing soccer. Respondents also indicated their children are not wearing mouth guards during gymnastics (79%), volleyball (65%), skiing (61%), rugby (48%), lacrosse (40%), ice hockey (38%), field hockey (34%), boxing (34%), and football (26%). Read the full report at: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/delta-dental-survey-indicates-widespread-lack-of-mouth-guard-use-in-kids-sports-300934162.html

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