As April winds down, we feel it is important to cover a topic that can affect absolutely anyone: Facial injuries. If you didn’t already know, this is National Facial Protection Month. It’s a topic that receives national recognition because injuries to your face and head are something you can avoid, that can cause serious trauma, and that you might not think about very often. With some focused, helpful fast facts, we offer some preventive information you may wish to put into use.

You Should Be Wearing A Helmet

You should wear a helmet when you’re on a bicycle, a skateboard, rollerblades … any time the chance of head trauma and facial injuries are heightened by the particular activity in which you are engaged.

A Mouthguard Is No Laughing Matter

You may shrug off the need for a mouthguard but it can offer exceptional protection. If you’re playing any type of sport (even if you’re not on a team), remember that any powerful impact with your mouth can lead to serious injury to teeth, gums, soft tissues, your jaw, etc. Wear the mouthguard for simple, effective prevention.

Your Face Includes A Lot Of Important Stuff!

Think about everything going on with your face and head. Your face includes your eyes and nose and mouth, responsible for your sight, breathing, eating, smiling, and more. Your head includes your ears, responsible for hearing. Of course, your cranium also houses your brain! So, when it comes to protecting yourself from facial injuries and head injuries, you’re offering some pretty important protection. Don’t skip it.

Protect Your Facial Structures

Speak with us during your next visit regarding the best practices for daily protection of your smile and other facial features as a means of safeguarding your oral health. If you need to schedule a dental visit in Brighton, MA, do so by calling Brighton Family Dental Group at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.