April is National Facial Protection Month

April, also known as National Facial Protection Month, is a good time for the team at Dr. Gen Orthodontics to remind patients to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field. Above is a helpful video from our friends at the AAO about staying safe on the ball field this spring.

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults will have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events this year.

For us, that’s just not acceptable.

By simply wearing a properly fitted mouth guard or other form of protection, you can greatly reduce your chances of traumatic facial injuries. We hope the above video helps. Protective gear is vital for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening activities. If you have any further questions about any of the tips offered in the video, please contact Dr. Gen Orthodontics. And remember to have fun and stay safe!

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