With fall sports almost here, many patients of ours at Hunter Orthodontics will once again pick up the ball, bring the bat out of seasonal retirement, and lace up their cleats to hit the fields for the return of sports action! During this time, however, Dr. Hunter and our team urge our young athletes to play it safe when out on the field. Here are a few ways to ensure your mouth’s safety this fall, courtesy of our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists:
1. Wear mouth guards for contact sports such as football, 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. Dr. Hunter will tell you 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 Hunter Orthodontics. Stay safe!