You may remember that in February, our team at Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics blogged about the advantage of wearing a mouth guard when playing sports. Well, we thought a reminder today wouldn’t hurt. You see, April is National Facial Protection Month, and it’s a good time to remind our young athletes about staying safe on the field this spring. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults will have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events this year. By simply wearing a properly fitted mouth guard, these accidents could prevent this along with other traumatic facial injuries, says Dr. Greenberg.
The above video from our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists outlines five quick ways you can protect yourself and your face this spring. If you have any further questions about any of these tips, please contact our team at Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics. And remember to stay safe and have fun!