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Friday, April 4, 2014
Play it Safe this Spring
It’s springtime and it’s again time to remind our patients at the office of Dr. Sheldon Salins to protect their faces and pearly whites while out on the field playing sports. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually.
If you are planning on participating in spring sports, it’s imperative to have a proper-fitting mouthguard. Mouthguards can prevent chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, jaw fractures, mouth lacerations and even concussions.
Having a mouthguard can make the difference between losing your teeth or not, and because many of our patients who play high school sports have jaws that are still growing, last year’s mouth guard may no longer fit as it should. Dr. Sheldon Salins and our team at the office of Dr. Sheldon Salins Orthodontics can fit you for a new guard.
To learn more about mouthguards or for general questions about your treatment at our South San Francisco and Union City, CA office, please give us a call!