The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has created a highly-visual, easy-to-follow guide that can be printed and posted to refrigerators/bulletin boards so family members, teachers and babysitters know what to do should a tooth be chipped or knocked out!
Remember that once your child starts to participate in recreational activities and organized sports, injuries can occur. A properly fitted mouth guard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect your child. It should be used during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. A properly fitted mouth guard helps prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.