At Christian P. Manley Orthodontics there is nothing more important to us then creating beautiful and healthy smiles for each of our patients. We proudly build these smiles for our patients at our two locations in Issaquah and Sammamish. Dr. Manley and his team strive to teach our patients the importance of protecting the smile we have work so hard with them to achieve. It is important to protect your smile through a great oral hygiene regiment as well as protecting it through everyday activities.
What Is National Facial Protection Month?
National Facial Protection Month is held during the month of April where dental and orthodontic professionals spread the word about protecting your face, mouth and head. Spring is often the time when we find that patients suffer the most injuries resulting from sports-related accidents. Although we are able to handle emergency situations, we would rather have our patients be prepared when it comes to protecting their smile. Dr. Manley joins the following associations in recognizing this month:
- Academy For Sports Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgeons
- American Association of Orthodontist
How You Protect Your Mouth This Spring
One of the best ways to protect your mouth during orthodontic treatment is to wear a customized mouth guard while participating in any sports or athletic activities. Whether you are wearing traditional metal braces or Invisalign, you want to make sure to protect the progress you have made!
Remember to also avoid sticky, hard or sugary foods to protect your braces and your teeth. If you have any questions about what foods you should avoid we encourage you to check out our foods to avoid page. There is also a wealth of knowledge free to download for android or iOS users called edge animations app.
Contact Your Issaquah & Sammamish Orthodontist Today!
If you have any questions about how you can protect your mouth during orthodontic treatment, our treatment options or if you simply wish to book an appointment with us please contact one of our offices. Dr. Manley and his team are always willing to answer any questions that you might have during orthodontic treatment. We look forward to seeing you in our Issaquah or Sammamish office soon!