Guard Your Child’s Smile
Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable. - Tom Landry It’s the time we have all be waiting for! Football season is here and many little kids are suiting up and hoping to be the next Drew Brees. As your child starts watching Monday night football with dad, make sure to point out the most important piece of equipment the players are wearing: their mouth guard. Explain to your child that anyone participating in a sport where there’s a risk of falling or having head contact with another player or equipment should wear a mouth guard. This includes sports such as football, basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer, bicycling, skateboarding, and gymnastics. - A mouth guard helps absorb the shock from a blow to the face that might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw. - It can limit the risk for chipped or broken teeth, internal damage to a tooth, tooth loss, and even a broken jaw. - A mouth guard also can protect the soft tissues of your cheek lining, tongue, and lips. A mouth guard is not only worn by paid professionals; college players have to wear them as well. You can be sure that the Arkansas Razorbacks will being wearing their mouth guards this weekend when facing Alabama. With teeth rattling hits practically a requirement during this game, mouth guards are the best way to protect our players’ smile so they will be ready to show off their grin when we win!! Go Hogs!! Good luck to all the fall sports participants!