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Blood, Sweat and Teeth: Wild Nights with an NHL Dentist

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One of the joys of NHL fandom is seeing players on the ice with their fake teeth out. Now find out about the guys who fix the damage that results when a hard rubber disk that can reach 100 mph makes contact with a player's head!

Does every team have their own team dentist or do each of the players have to find their own?

There are no hard-and-fast rules for how teams use dentists. Each home team has at least one on duty for every game, and the home team usually provides care for the away team, too. Sometimes team dentists only work on players from their lips in. Sometimes they cover from the chin up. Sometimes they help doctors with facial lacerations.

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