With summer in full force, our staff at Kids Dental thought today would be a great time to remind all our young athletes in treatment to take care of both their mouth and appliances while participating in sports (especially contact sports) by using a mouthguard this summer.
Only by using a mouthguard can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. The next time you’re in for a visit with Drs. Lee and Antoniazzi, we encourage you to ask us for a mouthguard!
In addition, the American Association of Orthodontists has five quick tips for keeping kids safe during sport activities.
• Wear a helmet
• Stretch before and after a game or practice
• Wear protective eyewear
• Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
• Be observant, even as a spectator
We hope you’re enjoying your summer, and invite you all to share your summer photos on our Facebook page!