National Facial Protection Month is celebrated in April, and people from all areas of life should mark their calendars accordingly. It is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
The campaign's goal is to educate and remind us of the importance of protecting our faces and teeth from impacts and injuries.
The use of a helmet may save your life and avoid catastrophic bodily injury in a range of scenarios, ranging from playing football to riding a bicycle. In accordance with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, wearing a helmet may lower the risk of different types of head injuries by up to 86%, depending on the situation.
If helmet rules apply in your region or not, Dr. Marianne Cohan and our staff at Summerlin Dental Solutions want you to be sure you and your loved ones are wearing helmets with the necessary safety ratings for the activities in which they participate. (This grade is generally shown by a sticker on the outside or inside of the helmet.) Additionally, if your helmet comes with an attached faceguard, which is a must-have for football players and other athletes who participate in contact sports, your teeth may be saved as well!
Preventing Dental Injuries is important.
You may avoid a number of dental injuries by wearing a mouth guard, such as cracking, breaking, or knocking out teeth. According to the American Oral Association, mouth guards are critical in avoiding up to 200,000 dental injuries each year, and several states require the wearing of mouth guards during sports activities such as football and hockey. The Academy for Sports Dentistry, on the other hand, cautions that in order to be successful, these mouth guards must be custom fitted and exact as possible.
Allow our experts at Summerlin Dental Solutions to custom mold and fit you with a high-quality mouth guard that provides superior protection than a generic store-bought or "boil-and-bite" kind. These less expensive alternatives have a tendency to wear out more rapidly, to interfere with appropriate breathing, and to offer varying degrees of impact cushioning. Always get a new mouth guard fitted before the start of each new athletic season.
Protect your teeth and face this April by wearing the proper combination of a helmet, faceguard, and mouth guard, and encourage your friends to do the same! Please contact our Summerlin Dental Solutions office if you have any questions regarding mouth guards or if you would like to arrange an appointment with Dr. Marianne Cohan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.
With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning. Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens. She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.
Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.