National Facial Protection Month

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<ul><li><p>APRIL IS NATIONAL FACIAL PROTECTION MONTH</p><p> 1</p></li><li><p>APRIL IS NATIONAL FACIAL PROTECTION MONTH</p><p>April is National Facial Protection Month, and Dr. Wilson and the whole team at Wilson Orthodontics wants to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they pre-pare to suit up for recreational and organized sports. </p><p>A childs mouth and face can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while playing sports. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control, more than half of the 7 million sports- and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sus-tained by youth as young as 5 years old.</p><p>Last year, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecasted that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events yet, in a survey commis-sioned by the American Association of Orthodontists, 67% of parents admit that their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports. This raises a question: if mouth guards offer a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to help dramatically de-crease the risk of oral and injuries, why arent more kids wearing them? </p><p>As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a sports lover, I want to help make sure my patients and their teammates are properly protected from sports-related injuries to their teeth, mouth and faces. Simple and relatively inexpensive pro-tective sports gear such as mouth guards can make a big difference in reducing or preventing oral injuries says Dr. Wilson.</p><p>Parents are encouraged to talk with us about the right mouth guards for their young ath-letes, and to urge coaches to require that young athletes wear their mouth guards at every practice and every game.</p><p>Dr. Wilson is a specialist in orthodontics with offices in Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Cleveland GA. Covering Atlanta, Gainesville, Hoschton, Dacula, Alpharetta, Decatur, Mobile, Roswell, Lawrenceville, </p><p>Jefferson and Cumming.</p><p>Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive, NE Gainesville, GA 30501Tel: 678-971-2461</p><p> 2</p></li></ul>