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April Is National Facial Protection Month
Posted on 4/21/2014 by Jessica Edgerton
One in every two kids sustains a tooth injury during childhood. The National Youth Sports Safety Administration estimates that 3 million teeth were knocked out in youth sporting events last year. No wonder we need a month to recognize National Facial Protection.

As parents, we understand how frightening facial injuries can be. In addition to broken teeth, we fear cuts, scarring, even broken noses. If your children play sports, the likelihood for injury is that much higher.

Fortunately, it’s easy to prevent oral injury. Mouth guard use prevents over 200,000 oral injuries a year, according to the American Dental Association. In addition to the mouth and teeth, mouth guards protect the jaws, lips, cheeks, and tongue. It costs much less to repair a fitted mouth guard than to repair a knocked-out tooth.

Don’t be one of the 67 percent of parents who do not insist on mouth guard use by their children. A mouth guard should be as commonplace as the helmet, shoulder pads, and knee pads. Ask your dentist today about creating a custom mouth guard made from an impression of your child’s teeth!

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1105 Atlantic Ave, Suite 101
Alameda, CA 94501
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2923 Webster Street, Suite 302
Oakland, CA 94609
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 846-5437
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