In observance of Facial Protection Month, our Las Vegas dentistry staff here at the office of Drs. Chin would like to remind everyone to protect their face and head while partaking in outdoor activities. In many instances, oral and facial injuries can be prevented with the use of sports safety equipment such as a helmet or a mouth guard.

Wearing a properly fitted mouth guard when engaging in any sport where there is a possibility of coming in contact with something hard can help protect your mouth from a variety of risks. Some of the most common occurrences  are broken, displaced, or knocked out teeth, which isn’t only costly but can lead to the need for a root canal further down the line. In addition, a mouth guard can help prevent further oral injuries to the lower jaw, temporomandibular joint in the jaw, as well as bone and tissue damage.

The use of helmets, mouth guards, and face shields go a long way when it comes to the prevention of sports injuries. Regardless of proper protection, it is important to keep a close eye on anyone who has been struck in the head, as concussions and spinal injuries don’t always show signs immediately after impact.

For those who have experienced a facial injury, receiving timely medical assistance is crucial. If you have suffered an injury to the mouth, schedule your appointment with an experienced Las Vegas dentist by calling Drs. Chin dentistry at (702) 445-7075 today.