How your actions on and off the field impact your oral health
It is Dental Health Week and in 2015 the Australian Dental Association is promoting and educating Australians about the effects of gym supplements, sports drinks and not wearing a mouthguard… Beware of the Sporting Sins!
According to the ADA The Seven Sins of Sport are:
- Lust for Taste: Are you increasing your risk of dental decay?
- Sports Gluttony: How many acid attacks are you having?
- Fuelling the Greed: Are you persuaded by marketing?
- Slothful Avoidance: when we your last check up?
- Wrath of Trauma: Do you know your dental first aid?
- Performance Envy: Is dehydration affecting you?
- Supplementing Vanity: What are you really taking?
REPENT YOUR SINS!
Beware of the sporting sins! Have you been wearing your mouthguard at training? Do you drink sports drinks before your game? If you’re committing a sporting sin, it’s time to repent. Comment or tag a team mate who is committing one of the 7 sporting sins. Go to our facebook page and comment or tag a team mate who is committing one of the 7 sporting sins.
Attention Sports Clubs and Schools!
To assists clubs and schools delivery the highest level of safety to their members and students the Australian Dental Association in-conjunction with Sports Medicine Australia have created a Mouthguard Policy. The policy is intended to be used by clubs and schools as a template for implementing a strict ‘No Mouthguard, No Play’ policy without exception.
As part of the ADA’s commitment to oral health promotion, the association is offering seven $1,000 grants to sporting clubs and schools in Australia. These grants aim to help sports clubs and schools promote mouthguard awareness and injury prevention. To go in the draw to win a $1000 grant for your club or school, simply follow these two steps;
Step one: Download the ADA and SMA Mouthguard Policy below, fill in the missing fields and implement within your club or school.
Step two: The ADA would love to see a photo of your team/club showing off their new ‘No Mouthguard, No Play’ rules! Be as creative as you want, and then either email the ADA at firstname.lastname@example.org or reference #dentalhealthweek on Twitter for your chance to win.
This competition opens July 1 2015 and closes August 30 2015
We wish all entrants the best of luck!
See more at source: ADA Sports Oral Health Promotion