April is National Facial Protection Month, and All About Braces in Denver, Aurora, and Lakewood, CO is proud to participate in this important campaign. As orthodontic professionals, we know firsthand the importance of protecting your smile, especially when engaging in sports or other physical activities. 


The Importance of Mouthguards and Helmets 

Did you know that millions of people suffer from dental injuries every year? The majority of these injuries occur during sports-related activities. That’s why it’s crucial to wear proper facial protection, such as mouthguards and helmets. Mouthguards are essential for protecting your teeth, gums, and jaws from injury during sports. They absorb the shock from a hit or impact, reducing the risk of chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth. Helmets are equally important, especially for sports like football, hockey, and skiing, which can result in severe head injuries. 

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Choosing the Right Protection 

When it comes to choosing the right protection for your smile, it’s important to consider several factors. First, consider the sport or activity you’ll be engaging in. Different sports require different levels of protection, so be sure to choose the right type of mouthguard or helmet for your needs. 

Next, consider the fit and quality of the protection. A poorly fitted mouthguard or helmet can actually do more harm than good, so be sure to choose a high-quality product that fits well and is comfortable to wear. 


Caring for Your Protection 

Once you’ve chosen the right protection for your smile, it’s important to take proper care of it. Clean your mouthguard or helmet regularly, and be sure to store it in a safe and dry place. Replace your mouthguard if it becomes worn or damaged, and replace your helmet if it has been involved in a significant impact or accident. 


Trust All About Braces for Your Orthodontic Needs 

At All About Braces, we understand the importance of protecting your smile. That’s why we offer high-quality mouthguards and helmets to our patients, as well as expert advice on choosing the right protection for your needs. If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment or protection for your smile, trust the experts at All About Braces. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthy and beautiful smile!