Protect your teeth with a mouth guard!

We have many sporty patients at Bales Orthodontics and we want to make sure our important people protect those teeth while engaging in their favorite activity.  The Bales Team ask our patients to wear mouth guards during most sporting activities to avoid a trauma from a flying ball or elbow.  We 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 year, courtesy of our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists:

1. Wear mouth guards for contact sports such as basketball, wrestling and hockey
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