By DRS REGGIE THOMAS & ROSS RIDDEL
April 16, 2021
Category: SPORTS
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April...While other months celebrate romance, or giving thanks, or costumes and candy, April has April Fool's Day and a Tax deadline! Many or us feel like these two dates seem more like a warning than a celebration.  So here's a new topic for the April calendar: National Facial Protection Month! Take the opportunity this month to review your safety practices while you're enjoying your favorite activiites.

  • Mouthguards
  • Helmets
  • Face Guards
  • Eye Protection
     

So here are a few suggestions for your calendar this month:

If you haven't gotten a mouthguard yet, now's the time.  Tooth and mouth injuries occur in sports beyond hockey and football.  If you play basketball, ski, skateboard, ride a bike, in fact, almost any sport where you can fall or make contact with a person or object, a mouthguard is a must!

Replace any damaged helmet or face guard!

Talk to your eye doctor about protective eyewear!

If you are a parent or caregiver, make sure your child athlete has the proper facial protection, and uses it!

If you are a coach, make sure your athletes have the right protective gear!

It's also a great time to commit to using your protective gear every single time you're active!

But wait, these reminders are helpful and important, but weren't we promised something to celebrate this April?  Good catch! The great news is, using facial protection for sports and athletic activiites gives you rewards that you can celebrate all year: fewer injuries, fewer visits to the emergency room, and a beautiful, healthy, intact smile!

If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,
Drs. Reggie Thomas & Ross Riddel

 

 

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