Get A Mouth Guard in Your School Colors
Dear Coaches and Parents,
Don’t let your kids be the victim of a preventable injury: have them wear mouth guards. While mouth guards are not mandatory equipment in all sports, their worth is indisputable. Dentists see many oral and facial injuries that might have been prevented by the use of a mouth guard. Facial injuries in nearly every sport can result in damage to teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. Mouth guards cushion blows to the face and neck. A mouth guard should be part of every athlete’s gear, no matter the sport. It’s better to play safe than face a devastating and painful oral injury.
A survey conducted by the University of Texas found nearly 5% of male college athletes who played football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, ice hockey, and lacrosse without wearing a mouth guard sustained some oral injury. That’s more than 2,000 injuries in just a single year at the college level alone! It’s at the junior high, high school, community, and amateur levels that most injuries occur.
Mouth guards can prevent serious injuries such as concussions, fractured jaws and teeth, severe cuts to the cheek and tongue (often requiring surgery for repair), and traumatic damage to the roof of the mouth and bone that hold the teeth in place.
Our office offers mouth guards in your school colors!!!
Because growth spurts occur in the mouth just as they do elsewhere in the body, it’s especially important for children’s mouths to be evaluated by a dentist before selecting a mouth guard. Your child’s mouth should be checked regularly by the dentist to ensure that, as your child’s teeth and jaw change, the mouth guard continues to fit properly and to provide full protection.
A Win/Win Strategy for Every Athlete
Staying in shape- and intact- is an integral part of an overall strategy for all sports. Protecting against injuries will keep you in the game. Keep your competitive edge. Protect both your general and oral health for your best performance on and off the field.
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