Australian Dentists Call to Make Mouthguards Mandatory in Sport

THE ACT’s peak dentistry body is urging Canberra sport groups to make mouthguards mandatory this winter season to help protect their players against potentially serious dental injuries.

According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), sports related injuries account for almost 40 per cent of dental injuries, yet only 36 per cent of Australians wear a mouthguard when playing contact sport.

President of the ADA NSW/ACT Dr Michael Jonas says thousands of people every year are treated for dental injuries after playing sport.

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