Your child’s risk for dental injuries can be reduced greatly by following a few simple suggestions. First, reduce the risk of serious oral injuries in sports by wearing protective gear, including a mouth guard. Second, always use a car seat for young children and require seatbelts for everyone else riding in the car. Third, childproof your home to prevent falls and electrical injuries. Routine dental check-ups in our office provide Dr. Sjostrom opportunities to discuss other age appropriate preventative strategies for your child.