Fall Sports Safety

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Fall Sports Safety

The end of summer is here which means it’s back to school for our younger patients. With school starting up again, this also means that it’s time for fall sports to commence. Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is proud of our student athlete patients and we want to ensure they have a safe season as contact and competitive sports can pose a risk to teeth and braces. In order to play it safe, we recommend that all of our patients wear a mouth-guard during practices and game time to ensure their teeth, mouth and braces stay safe and protected. 

Protect Your Smile With A Mouth-Guard This Season

Sports are a great way for adolescents and teens to get exercise, practice good sportsmanship and build teamwork skills. Unfortunately, sports do pose an increased risk of injury to the mouth and head area, which can be risky for someone who is currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. A hard tackle, bad fall or a ball to the face can easily lead to mouth, head or jaw injuries and even potentially broken braces or brackets. 

To keep your mouth protected, we recommend getting a mouth-guard from our Chapel Hill orthodontists, Dr. Clifton and Dr. Mauney. Wearing a mouth-guard is by far the best way to protect your teeth during contact sports as it will hold your teeth in place while also absorbing energy from a tackle or fall, keeping your teeth, mouth and any orthodontic appliances safe from damage. If you are an athlete without braces, there are several over the counter mouth-guards you can choose from. If you’re an athlete who is currently wearing braces, we can provide a mouth-guard that will fit perfectly over your orthodontic appliances. 

Contact Your Local Chapel Hill Orthodontics Office

If you have any questions about how to keep your teeth and braces safe during fall sports season, or would like more information about mouth-guards, we’re here to help. Feel free to contact us by calling (919) 933-1007 and a member from our team will be happy to assist you. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment at our Chapel Hill orthodontist office, simply fill out our easy online form or give us a call. We encourage you to check back on our blog frequently as we continue to post updates, info and tips on how to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime. We wish you a fun, safe and successful fall sports season!