Get a Mouth Guard! April is National Facial Protection Month!

April is National Facial Protection Month. Many of our pediatric dental and orthodontic patients return to outdoor sports and activities in the spring. It is great time to remind you of the importance of taking a few precautions to preserve your teeth and be protected from dental and facial injuries. Play it safe whether at practice, a game or being active in the neighborhood.

Prevent dental and facial injuries, remember these four important tips:

  • -Wear a mouth guard to help prevent injuries to the teeth, mouth and jaws when practicing or playing team sports, or when skating or riding a bike.
  • -Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact.
  • -Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable.
  • -Be alert even as a spectator. Alert spectators can avoid foul baseballs and flying hockey pucks. Watch your step when climbing bleachers.

A mouth guard is one of the least expensive pieces of protective gear available, and it can prevent or minimize dental and jaw injuries.

Talk about the right mouth guard for you, or your child during your next visit with Dr. Port, Dr. Klein, Dr. Orbon or Dr. Maddox. Affiliated Dental Specialists provides a mouth guard to patients free of charge while in braces and a nominal charge for a custom mouth guard. Feel free to contact the office at 847.367.6055 for more information.

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