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Football To Stay In Spite Of Safety Risks

The risk of dental injuries is present in almost all kinds of sports particularly contact sports. While mouth guards prevent most dental injuries, they have to fit properly to prevent tooth fractures and cracks. Depending on the severity of the crack, dental crowns in West Chester may be suggested to save the tooth.

Many people assume that football is losing its mass appeal and that parents of young athletes will no longer allow their children to play high school level football. Last month, many were surprised by the retirement of 29-year old quarterback Andrew Luck due to routine brutality. However, the future of football still looks bright.

There is no question about the fact that there are multiple challenges involving player safety among the youth and high school football players. But harm caused by football is being minimized by recent reforms in professional, college and high school football.

The retirement of Andrew Luck must not be seen as an omen because the longevity of NFL is improving. Luck gained wealth and celebrity status through football and he decided to quit while still ahead. His injuries had the same severity to those suffered by cyclist Alessandro de Marchi during the Tour de France during bicycle crashes and skiing star Lindsey Vonn during skiing incidents.

Athletes will never be free from the risks of bodily harm. A more significant omen is NFL neurological damage is on a decline. Changes in numerous rules led to a significant reduction in the number of concussions. Changes include penalties on helmet-to-helmet hits, restrictions on kickoff returns and bans on hits when players do not see their opponent coming. Full-contact practice has been limited by both the NFL and the player’s union.

However, the issue is high school injuries that are more serious than NFL injuries. Safety seems to be improving and regulatory bodies have changed practice rules to reduce contact.

Treatment through dental crowns in West Chester will hold the severely broken or cracked tooth together.  A crown will be custom made to match the color and appearance of natural teeth. The crown will replace the entire external portion of the tooth and protect it from further damage.

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