San Antonio, TX, August 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Each year, more than five million teeth are knocked out in athletic events, according to the National Youth Sports Foundation.
Fortunately, a community service program by South Texas Dental is making sure the football players at two San Antonio high schools don’t contribute to this staggering statistic.
With the start of high school football season just around the corner, dentists at South Texas Dental recently provided custom-fit mouth guards for the football players of San Antonio’s Harlendale High School and McCollum High School.
Unlike store-bought types, the custom-fit mouth guards offer improved protection since they disperse the force of impact more effectively, according to South Texas Dental’s Dr. Charles Moser who along with several assistants fitted players at both schools with the custom-fit mouth guards. Plus, he says they are more comfortable and allow for better breathing.
“Most student-athletes opt for boil and bite guards from sporting good stores,” notes Dr. Moser. “However these products do not provide adequate protection, giving a false sense of security,”
In addition to the findings from the National Youth Sports Foundation, a recent study by the American Association of Orthodontics found 67 percent of parents admitted their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports. Moreover, an athlete not wearing a properly fitted, custom mouth guard is twice as likely to suffer a dental injury.
About South Texas Dental
South Texas Dental was founded in 1993 by a group of dentists with the goal of creating a professional, patient-friendly setting where families can receive quality, yet affordable dental care. Today, South Texas Dental operates 24 offices in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. Each office offers weekend hours with English and Spanish speaking staff. South Texas Dental accepts Medicaid, CHIP and most insurance plans. For more information, go to www.southtexasdental.com. “Like” South Texas on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthTexasDental and follow South Texas on Twitter at twitter.com/southtxdental.