Keep Your Smile Safe This Spring!
Ahhh, spring. Your Lafayette dentist is no different than you are! We’re ready to get back outside to explore and have some fun. And when the weather gets better, it can only mean one thing – the annual Purdue Spring Fest is right around the corner.
This April 14-15, the college campus will once again come alive with exhibitors, family activities, games, and more! There are usually so many interesting things to see and do, that you can spend an entire day here.
We recommend checking out the “Bug Bowl” with insect games and bugs you can eat. Did you know that eating insects is actually good for you and for the environment? It’s still taking some time to catch on with only about 9 percent consumer awareness. But eating insects is becoming more popular among the under-30 demographic. (If the cool kids are doing it, would you?) It goes without saying, but no matter what goodies you choose as your go-to snacks this spring – don’t forget to brush and floss!
April is also National Facial Protection Month. It’s the time of year when the college kids take to the track for the Go-Kart Grand Prix at Purdue. We know they take care of their smile during the competition, but it’s important for athletes of all ages to do the same. Your dentists at Allure Dental in Lafayette are here to help! The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) recommend one of these three types of mouthguards:
- Custom-fitted mouthguard – created in our office by your trusted Allure Dental team.
- “Boil and bite” mouthguard – softened in hot water and shaped to your teeth. Available at most sporting goods stores.
- Stock mouthguards – come pre-formed and may have a bulky, uncomfortable fit.
The AAOMS estimates that patients spend $500 million each year to replace and repair knocked out teeth. That’s why it’s better to invest in protection now before an injury occurs.
Your Allure Dental dentist will always advocate for adequate athletic facial protection. It’s especially important to help children and take proper safeguards to keep their smiles safe. Do you have questions about your sports equipment and protection? Please give our office a call so we can make sure you’re safe on and off the field, the court, or the rink!