We’re so happy to see people at ballparks, stadiums and in gyms again. So, it is a good time for us to remind our patients to wear mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in activities that could cause injuries. The damage caused by a ball, puck or elbow to the face can be devastating, often resulting in serious injury and a lifetime of oral health issues. Here are a few quick tips on playing it safe when playing sports as we celebrate National Facial Protection Month:
- Wear a mouth guard. Mouth guards are one of the least expensive forms of protective wear and they can help prevent jaw, mouth and teeth injuries caused by a collision or fall. Be sure to ask us about our favorite mouth guards.
- Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact, and should be worn for activities like biking, skateboarding and in-line skating.
- Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable to injury during sports like soccer, baseball and hockey.
- Wear a face mask to avoid scratched or bruised skin. Protect that beautiful face of yours!