Who is most at-risk for dental trauma?

Children are the most at-risk population for dental emergencies. Up to 25% of 12-year-olds have injured their permanent teeth, and 33% of 5-year-olds have injured their primary teeth.

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How can I prevent dental emergencies?
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What are common dental emergencies?
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