Thursday, April 13, 2017

Protect Your Children's Pearly Whites - GEDC Giveaway

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As the weather warms up, young athletes everywhere are getting ready for summer sports to kick off. This season, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) is bringing awareness to facial protection and oral cancer this Facial Protection and Oral Cancer Awareness Month by providing you with tips to share with the athletes in your life before they hit the field, so you won’t get hit with a large dental bill.

A recent study found that more than 5 million teeth are injured and/or knocked out each year resulting in nearly 500 million dollars spent on replacing teeth. It has also been reported that nearly 12 percent of high school boys admitted to using chewing tobacco. This means spreading awareness of the harms of chewing tobacco and investing in the right facial and mouth protection is essential for your athlete.



MYTH: Chewing tobacco is better for you than inhaling tobacco.

FACT: There are at least 28 chemicals in chewing tobacco that have been found to cause cancer, that include types like oral, pancreatic and esophageal.

MYTH: Dental injuries only occur in contact sports, so I don’t need a mouth guard if I’m playing a non-contact sport.

FACT: Sports-related injuries often end up in the emergency room and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 600,000 of these visits involve damage to the teeth and mouth – in sports including baseball, acrobatics and bicycling.

MYTH: They only way to prevent oral injuries in sports is wearing a mouth guard.

FACT: While wearing a mouth guard is one effective way to prevent oral injuries in sports, there are also face cages, these protect against trauma to the face. Be sure to do research on the best protective gear before your son or daughter steps on the field.
Me and Shelby are no stranger to mouth guards.  We had to wear them during every roller derby practice and bout.

MYTH: Once a tooth gets knocked out, there isn’t much a dentist can do to repair it.

FACT: Should a tooth get knocked out while playing a sport, or doing anything else, it can be repaired if handled correctly. The sooner you can get to your dentist’s office, the better. Knocked-out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those that are seen by a dentist and returned to their socket within an hour of the injury.

FACT: Injuries in sports are sometimes inevitable. Be sure to do ample research on which sport your son and/or daughter are interested in before they take the field. This will help educate you as a parent on how to best equip them, preventing injuries to their smile, but also any type of injury to their body.


Win It!

One person will win a mouth guard and dental kit (like the one pictured above).

*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*
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53 comments:

Peggy said...

I love NASCAR and beyond that is some college football. I only watch limited football.

Sandra Watts said...

I personally am not a huge fan but I do like to go watch our local college hockey team play.

Robin Abrams said...

Soccer is our favorite to play and watch

jakiesmom said...

I like to watch baseball

Renee said...

I love to watch my daughter play softball. She wears a fielder's mask and a batting helmet but I guess she could probably use a mouth guard too.

Ken Ohl said...

I love golf

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I love watching soccer :)
Thank You

Fiona N

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite sport to watch or play.

i havent played a sport in years..maybe catch with a football

Jamie Williams said...

My favorite sport to watch is NFL football.

Angela Saver said...

My favorite sport to watch is MMA, specfically the UFC! Thanks!

Arf2-D2 said...

I like soccer. I used to play and ref and coach!

Darlene Carbajal said...

I like to watch volleyball.

Janice Crespo said...

I don't watch a lot of sports. For that matter, I don't watch a lot of TV period. LOL When I wasn't in pain, I used to play a lot of volleyball. I guess my favorite sport is still the rodeo. (I wasn't very good which is why I broke so many bones and pay the price in pain to this very day.)

Edye Nicole said...

I like to watch football.

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Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

My favorite sport to watch would have to be football. Now, my favorite sport to play is kickball.

Leela said...

Baseball and basketball.

Laura said...

I like watching soccer!

Rachel Grover said...

basketball and soccer
:)

LeAnn Harbert said...

I like watching my boys play football.

Kristyn Martin said...

I enjoy watching my son play football.

Shannon O'Neill said...

I love watching hockey.

AmberFaith said...

I like gymnastics!

Tara L said...

I like to watch my son play football and baseball.

Charlene S. said...

I like to play and watch football.

slb3334 said...

I like Nascar.

Katrina Brockavich said...

I like watching my kids play soccer!

Denise S. said...

My favorite sport to watch is baseball.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I love to play soccer and my sons play soccer and football.

nickieisis3 said...

Basketball was my fav.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love basketball. it's so much fun to play and watch.

Ashley Horner said...

I love to watch football, in particular watching my boys playing.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I like playing tennis. But Like watching football.

Lisa Voyce said...

I love to watch my Baltimore Ravens play.

Nicole Martin said...

I love to watch football!

Nancy said...

I like to watch a great basketball game!

Nancy
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Nafeeza Chung said...

I like golf

Kayla Klontz said...

Football is my favorite to both watch and play!

Erica Hall said...

My kiddos play soccer- the only games worth watching have my kids in them ;)

Sam Stamp said...

My favorite sport to watch is College Basketball. It's always been a family tradition to watch SU College Basketball. So I enjoy continuing on the tradition!

saturdaynightfever said...

I heart baseball!

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Renee Walters said...

Gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do are my favorite.

Jennifer Reed said...

My favorite sport to watch is football.

Jeremy said...

Like to watch football.

Amber C said...

I love watching football and playing basketball.

Meghan B said...

Love football!

accontests6 a said...

Baseball

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

basketball is my favorite to watch.

Lisa Queen said...

Football is my favorite sport to watch! Thanks!

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I'm really not interested in sports. My kids ride bikes and scooters, but don't really play sports.

Anita Jude said...

I like to watch NBA basket ball

Kimberly Myers said...

I love to watch my son play baseball

dvice12 said...

We like to watch baseball

Sand said...

I like to watch soccer!