National Facial Protection Month

Warm weather is here and sports are all around us. April is National Facial Protection Month, which is the perfect time to remind our friends and Tallahassee community the importance of protecting our smiles and teeth, by wearing a mouthguard.

Did you know, during the ages of 7 to 11 years old children are most vulnerable to sports-related mouth injuries. Wearing a mouth guard, especially during sports can help prevent injuries and keep your child safe. 67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouthguard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports.

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football 
  • Soccer
  • Skiing 
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Tennis  

Here are the three types of mouthguards you can wear, especially if you are currently in orthodontic treatment.

Custom-fitted mouthguards - these are made by your dentist and can be molded to fit your smile perfectly.

Stock mouth guards - these types of mouthguards are performed and may be a bit bulky.

Boil and bite mouth guards - are mouth guards that are softened by boiling water and then insert your mouth, to form to the shape of your mouth.

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