Elmhurst NY Dentist Spreads Awareness of Protecting Your Teeth during Sports Season
Now that it’s getting warmer, baseball season is just about here! Not only for the professionals, but for children and young adults, too. We know that playing sports is fun and exciting, but we as dentists want all of our patients, young and old, to know the importance of protecting your teeth while you’re participating in recreational sports and other activities. That’s why your Elmhurst NY dentist wants to spread awareness about National Facial Protection Month.
April isn’t quite over just yet, which means it’s still as good of a time as any to spread awareness! It’s an important reminder for sports players and other recreational participators to protect your teeth with mouth guards when they’re playing.
Mouth guards, also known as mouth protectors, help cushion any hit to the face. It minimalizes the risks of loose, cracked, chipped, broken or loose teeth. It also lessens the chances of biting your lips, cheek, and tongue, as well as protecting your jaw.
Around the ages of 7 to 11 is when children are most vulnerable to dental injuries, especially during sports-related activities. Athletes are also 60 percent more likely to suffer harm to their teeth if they’re not wearing a mouth guard.
Patients also have the option of getting a custom-made mouth guard if they choose to do so! Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist about them—they’ll have the most comfortable fit. Even without a custom guard, purchasing a stock mouth guard from a sporting goods store is providing your teeth with the protection they deserve!
Spread the word about National Facial Protection Month. We want all of our patients to keep their smile strong, so schedule an appointment today with your Elmhurst NY dentist by calling our office at (718) 335-4980.