Horseback Riding Leads to Teeth Injury: Myth or Reality
Posted on 6/20/2022 by Office
There is a long-standing debate about whether or not horseback riding leads to teeth injury. Some people say that the position of the rider's mouth on the horse's neck can cause teeth problems, while others claim that it is simply a myth. Read ahead to know more.
Is It Possible To Get Teeth Injury?
Teeth are unexpectedly vulnerable to injury, even while participating in a relatively safe activity like horseback riding. If a rider falls off their horse, they can easily smash their teeth on the ground or the horse's head. Even if they do not fall, the jarring nature of horseback riding can cause teeth to chip or crack. And if the rider uses a bitless bridle, they risk getting their teeth tangled in the reins and pulled out. While wearing a helmet can help to protect riders from head injuries, it does little to cushion their teeth in the event of a fall. Furthermore, many riders do not wear helmets while riding, increasing their risk of tooth injury.
How To Protect Your Teeth While Horseback Riding?
it is essential to protect your teeth while riding, as the constant jarring motion can strain your jaw and damage your teeth. Wearing a mouthguard is an effective way to reduce the risk of dental injuries, and it is essential to make sure that the mouthguard fits appropriately before hitting the trail. In addition, it is a good idea to avoid hard foods and drinks while riding, as they can increase the likelihood of tooth damage. Also, be sure to wear a properly fitted helmet and fasten it. It will help reduce the risk of head injuries in a fall. By taking these measures, riders can help to reduce their risk of sustaining a teeth injury while horseback riding.
Talk to our dentist about getting a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth while horseback riding. And be sure to wear a helmet! These simple steps can help reduce your risk of sustaining a teeth injury while participating in this popular activity.
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