National Facial Protection Month
National Facial Protection Month is sponsored by the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Together they encourage children and adults to enjoy the pleasures of the season by using common sense and taking the necessary precautions to prevent sports injuries. This April, duuring National Facial Protection Month, they're spreading the word to remind both children and adults: as you suit up for outdoor activities this spring, don't forget to protect your face and head.
Spring often brings a flood of patients suffering from head, mouth and facial injuries resulting from sports-related accidents to doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Many oral and facial injuries can be easily prevented with the use of sports safety equipment like helmets and mouth guards.
National Facial Protection Month Sponsor: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Denistry, American Association of Orthodontists
To learn more, visit http://www.aaoms.org