As April comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to remind you that the American Dental Association (ADA) designated this month as ‘National Facial Protection’ month. With spring sports in full swing, now is an excellent time to think about protecting your child’s smile during athletic events.
Here at Reddick Orthodontics, we know that you have made a commitment of both time and resources in achieving an improved smile and bite for yourself or a loved one. Don’t let a hard hit during sports cause a setback or even major facial or dental damage. We advise all patients to take precautionary measures to protect your teeth and face. The ADA recommends that individuals wear a mouthguard, helmet, protective eyewear, or face shield (as applicable) when participating in athletics, even if the chance for contact seems minimal.
The reasons for doing so are compelling when you consider that over 3 million individuals are treated every year in an emergency setting for dental or facial injuries sustained during sports or other physical activities. As an orthodontist in Melbourne, FL, we can help you evaluate mouthguard options that will protect your orthodontia investment. If a dental emergency does occur, please contact our office as soon as possible so we can remedy the situation! As your partners in dental health, we encourage you to take the time now to be sure that you and your family are protected and prepared for all the fun athletic activities spring and summer have in store!