Port Coquitlam Orthodontist Dr. Terry Bianco (Dr. B)

National Facial Protection Month – April

Each April, the American Association of Orthodontists urges athletes to “play it safe” by wearing mouth guards and other  appropriate protective gear when enjoying many sports activities.  Young children between the ages of 5 to 14 seem to be especially vulnerable to sports injuries to the face or mouth.

Mouth guards can help prevent injuries to the jaw, mouth and teeth, but only if they fit properly and if made of the correct material.  They are actually one of the least expensive pieces of protective equipment.  Custom fitted mouth guards offer the greatest amount of protection, and we make ours in our ‘in house’ lab, where our Registered Lab Tech, Bill, carefully crafts each individual one.  Some have custom designs, or team logos, and some are special colours.

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