April is National Facial Protection Month

Jamie J. Alexander on April 22, 2019

Every April, National Facial Protection Month works to raise public awareness and remind parents, coaches and athletes, to play it safe while playing sports. The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA), of which Dr. Jamie J. Alexander is a member, support making this month a time to help people learn more about how simple it can be to protect your mouth and face.

Depending on the sport, helmets, face shields, protective eyewear and mouth guards are recommended. Dentist Jamie J. Alexander, D.D.S. of Boynton Beach, FL offers his patients custom mouth guards. A custom mouth guard will fit exceptionally well and provide optimal safety. Custom mouth guards are comfortable and allow for normal speech and breathing. They also help absorb the energy of a blow to the head, jaw, neck or face.

“I’ve had to care for patients with broken teeth after sports injuries, and I have had to give families the sad news that a knocked-out tooth couldn’t be saved,” says Dr. Alexander. “These injuries are traumatic for patients and their families. Some injuries are painful, and a gap in the smile can be quite embarrassing for teens and adults.”

A custom mouth guard is less expensive than medical and dental treatment. As your child grows from one sports season to the next, you should bring their sports mouth guard to their regular cleanings and exams to have it checked for fit and wear. If you notice wear on the mouth guard or your child says it is becoming tight, please give us a call. We can easily and quickly make a new one.

For custom sports mouth guards in the Boynton Beach area of Florida, call us! We’d love to be your family dentist and will give you the compassionate, gentle care you deserve.