Sports-Related Dental Injuries and Sports Dentistry

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Introduction – Sports Dentistry

Whether for exercise, competition or the simple enjoyment of recreational activity, increasing numbers of health conscious Americans are involved in sporting activities. Over the past decade, 46 million U.S. children were involved in sports. It’s estimated that 30 million of these children are participating in organized sports. Sports injury accounts for 10-39% of all dental injuries. Children most prone to sports-related oral injury are between 7-11 years old.29,43,45-47

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