April is National Facial Protection Month. What does this mean? Wear a mouth guard! Protecting your teeth is critical, especially during sports season.
A mouthguard absorbs the forces during a hit that can prevent fracture of a tooth or bone. Mouth injuries are costly, and the replacement of teeth is never as strong as your original tooth. Your dentist can make a custom mouthguard, or you can head to the store and make one yourself.
A common mouthguard is a boil and bite. You warm up water and place a mold able guard in the water. Once the material softens, you can bite into the guard to create your very own custom fit.
According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 injuries are prevented each year by wearing a mouthguard. Be smart and add yourself to this list since 1/3 of all dental injuries are sports related. Give us a call today for more advice on protecting that smile!