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Protect Your Smile: National Facial Protection Month Highlights the Importance of Mouthguards

added on: April 20, 2023

We last spoke about Oral Cancer Awareness Month but did you know that April is also National Facial Protection Month? Your dentist in The Woodlands wants to remind you of the importance of protecting your face and mouth while participating in sports or other activities that pose a risk of facial injury. One of the most effective ways to protect your teeth, gums, and jaw is to wear a mouthguard, a protective device that covers the teeth and cushions the impact of blows to the face.

If you or your child participate in sports or other high-impact activities, it’s important to wear a mouthguard to reduce the risk of dental injuries such as broken or knocked-out teeth, as well as cuts and bruises to the lips, tongue, and cheeks. While store-bought mouthguards can provide some protection, a custom-fitted mouthpiece from your Woodlands dentist can offer even greater protection and comfort.

At The Woodlands Dental Group, we offer custom mouthguards that are designed to fit your teeth and mouth precisely, providing optimal protection and comfort during sports and other activities. Our team of experienced Woodlands dentists will take impressions of your teeth and create a mouthguard that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Custom mouthguards from your dentist in The Woodlands offer a number of benefits over store-bought mouthguards, including better fit, increased comfort, and improved durability. They are also more effective at protecting against dental injuries and reducing the risk of concussion and other head injuries.

In addition to wearing a mouthguard, there are other steps you can take to protect your face and mouth during sports and other activities, such as wearing a helmet and face shield. By taking these precautions, you can enjoy your favorite activities with greater confidence and peace of mind, knowing that your smile and oral health are protected.

National Facial Protection Month is an important reminder of the importance of wearing a mouthguard and taking steps to protect your face and mouth during sports and other activities. To learn more about our custom mouthguards and other dental services in The Woodlands, contact your Woodlands dentist and schedule an appointment.


For more information, please contact us today: 

Dr. Robert Dernick (General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry, and TMJ) 

Dr. Mike Freeman (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) 

Dr. Alisa Reed (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Laser, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ)

Dr. Wade Williams (Orthodontics)

Dr. Nikita Vakil (General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry)

Dr. Leslie Blackburn (Pediatric Dentistry)