Moffitt Restorative Dentistry

April is National Facial Protection Month

Apr 15 2013

Do you love sports?  Baseball season is swinging into gear and it is time to think about protecting those pearly white teeth and that fabulous smile.

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than half of the seven million sports-and recreation-related injuries that occur each year involve children as young as five years old.  The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation reported that athletes who do not wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth – in 2009, 67 percent of parents admitted that their children do not wear a mouthguard during organized sports.

I look forward to talking with you about the possibility of a protective mouthguard to promote safety while enjoying all of your favorite sports.

Reference:

ADA News April 2013

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