Did you know that the average hockey player loses several teeth throughout his career? Well, look no further than the NHL for some of the greatest examples! It's time to see how well you recognize these smiles with a few, or shall we say a lot of, missing teeth!
Whether it'a puck, a stick, a fall to the ice or a check into the boards, NHL players know fully well how easy it can be to lose teeth on the job. But boy, do they love their jobs! Could we venture to say that the team dentists love their jobs even more? Though it wasn't always the case, today's teams have actually installed dental chairs in their arenas! They have dentists on hand at each game, but avoiding a trip to them? Well, that's another story! You see, players have the choice to wear helmets with varying degrees of facial protection. The less protection? You got it...the more teeth they'll lose!
So what do you say, are you ready to "grin and bear it"? Will you make your way out of the arena unscathed, or will you score a front row seat in the dentist's chair? Good luck and remember to keep your eye on the puck!