Dentists urge footballers to wear gumshields

Dentists urge footballers to wear gumshields

Dentists are today urging all gaelic footballers to wear gumshields to protect their teeth.

In the run up to the All-Ireland Football Final, the Irish Dental Association says that many GAA players still do not use gumshields.

Figures indicate one third of all adult dental injuries are sports-related.

Players unlucky enough to have a tooth knocked out are being advised to keep it in cold milk, not disinfectant.

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