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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Monday, February 13th, 2012

One in four parents says their child has had an injury during an organized sport resulting in a trip to the emergency room, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO. That’s why Dr. Mark J. Bronsky thought February—also known as National Children’s Dental Health Month—would be a great time to remind our patients to be mindful of their braces and teeth while playing sports. Here are a few tips to stay safe on the field this spring, courtesy of the AAO:

  1. Wear mouth guards for contact sports such as football, baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.
  2. Wear a helmet
  3. Wear protective eyewear
  4. Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
  5. Be alert, even as a spectator

We hope that helps. Protective gear is vital for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening activities. If you have any further questions about any of these tips, please contact the office of Mark J. Bronsky, DMD, MS. Stay safe and have fun!

  

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