Protect Your Smile: April is National Facial Protection Month!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Blogs | 0 comments

As it’s finally starting to feel like spring with longer days and more sunshine, it’s also the perfect time for your children to participate in spring sports. Sports are a fun way to stay active, but they can also cause injuries if you’re not careful about protecting your face, head, and mouth. It’s especially important for children between 7 and 11 years old because they are the most vulnerable to sports-related injuries to the mouth. Wearing protection is the best way to prevent injuries, and since April is National Facial Protection Month, sponsored by the Academy for Sports Dentistry, there’s no better time to start learning about ways you can protect your smile than now!

You may think that the chances of your children being injured are low and that they don’t need to protect themselves if they’re careful, but 13 to 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related! That’s why it’s crucial for all children to wear mouth guards while playing any sport. This way, they can lower your chances of breaking your jaw or hurting your teeth. Your family could save thousands of dollars on repairing injuries by simply purchasing a mouth guard. Other ways to protect yourself include wearing a helmet and protective eyewear.

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For a limited time, students of Wellesley public schools, Babson College, or Wellesley College can get mouth cards for the low price of 95 dollars!

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. VanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

Resources:

http://www.aaoms.org/media/april-is-national-facial-protection-month

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