Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Basketball

Approx. 6,000 children lose one or more teeth each year in the U.S. from getting their teeth caught in basketball nets while trying to slam dunk (apparently on adjustable-height hoops)

  • Don’t let children try to slam dunk on low nets
  • Keep hoops at 10 feet
  • Install a smooth plastic, instead of a regular rope, net
  • Wear a professionally-fitted mouth guard (available from most dentists)

Comments


  1. On October 30th, 2008, Ken P said:

    I read this – Approx. 6,000 children lose one or more teeth each year in the U.S. from getting their teeth caught in basketball nets while trying to slam dunk – and said “man, those kids can jump!”

    Maybe you should add “on adjustable baskets.”

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