Take a deep breath in. Can you smell it? Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, warm temperatures are returning, and spring sports are in full swing. Texas football season is over, and sports such as soccer, tennis, softball, baseball, lacrosse and many other sports are underway. There’s nothing more exhilarating as a parent to be sitting and watching your child compete on a field or court. Do you ever get that feeling that you’d like to be out there scoring that goal, hitting that home run, or juking other players? Living vicariously through your kids is something most parents find themselves doing. However, there’s probably no part of your sports history that you never want your kids to endure, injury!
Most parents would do anything they could to prevent their child from physical and emotional harm. Were you aware that more than 775,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year? Most of the injuries occurred as a result of falls, being struck by an object, collisions and overexertion during unorganized or informal sports activates. Every year, 5 million Americans lose teeth in injuries related to sports, according to the American Dental Assistant’s Association, and these fall into three different types: cracked teeth, fractured roots, and tooth intrusion.
At Fair Lakes Family Dentistry, we don’t want your child to become one of the 5 million Americans who suffer from a tooth related sports injury. We make custom mouthguards for your child to wear to prevent many injuries that happen as a result of playing sports. Contact our office today to get your child covered for all of their sports, and you cheer peacefully on the sidelines, knowing you’ve done everything in your power to protect them. Call Fair Lakes Family Dentistry today to book your appointment.
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