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What to do if you find your child with a dental emergency

By: Angie Tomlinson, www.thewest.com.au From being whacked in the mouth with a hockey stick, to taking a mark in the face, through to the classic of running straight into a goal post, children can find all kinds of ways to do dental damage on the sporting field. But there are steps parents can take to keep their kids’ smiles unscathed and their pearly whites intact in the case of emergency. Australian Dental Association (WA) spokesperson Dr Mark Foster says a preventative first step is to get a mouthguard custom-made. The mouthguards you buy over the counter really offer little or no protection at all. I have little or no time for those sorts of guards. Dr Foster likens one-size- fits-all…