Back to school means a lot of fun and exciting things…new friends, great teachers and…after school sports!
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While we encourage everyone to play sports, we also want to encourage everyone to stay safe. Lenz Orthodontics hopes that if you are playing sports this year, that you guard your goal of a healthy straight smile by wearing a mouth guard.
More than 2.6 million children are treated in the emergency room each year for sports and recreation-related injuries and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a majority of these visits involve injury or damage to the teeth and mouth. This fact alone should tell you just how important it is to protect your teeth and your orthodontic appliances with a mouth guard.
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Mouth guards help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue or jaw. You can purchase a stock mouth guard or get one custom made. A good fitting mouth guard will protect your mouth from hits and help prevent serious injury.
We want all of our patient athletes to be equipped with the proper mouth guard to ensure they are protected and comfortable. Be sure to ask one of our team members what mouth guard is right for you.
G-U-A-R-D...Guard your smile and prevent injury!