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News / April 25, 2008

One third of dental injuries are sports-related

by Guy Hiscott

One third of all adult dental injuries are sports-related, the Irish Dental Association has reported.

Dentists are warning people that oral injury can occur while playing basketball and volleyball and is not exclusive to those engaging in full contact sports such as rugby and Gaelic games. Women who play hockey are the most likely to suffer oral injuries.

They are advising people who play sports to take steps to ensure their teeth are protected.