June Is National Safety Month
Safeguard your child's smile while they play sports during the summer and year round.
A custom dental mouth guard should be worn during all sporting events to prevent dental injuries to the teeth and soft tissues. Parents, you should also ensure your child has a properly fitting helmet or face masks depending on the sport they are playing.
Dental injuries are very common during participation sports. Preventing oral injury should be a goal for parents, coaches, trainers, camp counselors and gym teachers.
Wondering what type of dental injuries occur while your child is in a game or at a practice? The more common types of dental injuries include:
- soft tissue injury to the cheeks, gums and lips
- injury to the teeth and facial bones
Many oral injuries can be avoided with properly fitted mouth guards or face masks. Talk to Dr Victoria Kushnir, Johnsburg dentist, about getting a custom fitted mouth guard for your child. Call Prime Dental Associates at (815) 385-4140 or email our office to request an appointment.