Category: Mouth Safety

All about mouthguards—when and why to use them!

Wear a Mouth Guard While Playing Sports

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023

Did you know that baseball and basketball have the highest incidence of sports-related dental injuries in children ages 7-17? Although mouth guards are only mandatory for some youth sports such as ice hockey, football and lacrosse, dental professionals recommend they be worn for all athletic activities where there is a strong potential for contact with […]

Tips for Treating Sunburned Lips

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023

Preventive care seeks to protect against threats to your health by taking precautions ahead of time. Simple as that. It’s better to slather on the sunscreen and prevent skin damage than apply aloe to a painful sunburn. This video provides resources to show kids why it’s important to practice mouth-safety, including applying sunscreen to their […]

Four Essentials for Healthy Smiles All Summer

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023

This video provides resources to help teach kids how they can keep their smiles and mouths healthy during the summer season. The four steps kids can take to have a healthy summer include applying SPF, staying hydrated, eating their fruits and veggies and wearing a mouth guard when they play sports with a bat, ball, […]

Mouth Safety – Handouts and Worksheets

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023

Here are some handy guides and worksheets to download and explore at home, or in the classroom! Good Oral Health While Camping Tips on how to brush, floss and keep your mouth healthy while you are camping, RVing, or away from home during the summer. Play It Safe When playing sports make sure you are […]