Common Childhood Tooth Injuries and What to Do

Kids are full of energy and tend to be very active! They are also learning their limits and boundaries and with this, injuries are bound to happen. Although our first thought might be sprains, bumps and bruises, nearly 50% of children will have some type of injury to a tooth.The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has developed a brief guide to help parents and caregivers be prepared for the most common types of childhood tooth injuries.

Do you know what to do if a baby tooth is knocked out? What about a permanent tooth? Fast action on a chipped or broken tooth can save it.

Using best practices such as wearing a mouth guard can help prevent these types of injuries.

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