Preventing Sports-Related Facial Injuries

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Sports and recreational activities are one of the top reasons which cause facial injuries. Yet, these types of injuries can actually be prevented by making sure that you adhere to safety rules and secure the necessary protective gear. Below are some of the popular sports and how you can actually prevent facial injuries from happening.

Baseball – Consider wearing batting helmets with clear molded plastic face guards. Also, the catcher should always have a mask on.

Football – Helmets with mouth and face guards that are made of carbon steel wire. Plastic face guards can actually be bent back and cause injury.

Boxing – Pacifier-like mouthguards with air holes which can facilitate breathing.

Cycling – Lightweight bicycle helmets would protect cyclists from potential facial injury. The same type of helmet should be worn by skateboarders as well.

For individuals who engage in water polo, handball, basketball, rugby, gymnastics,  karate, and judo, mouthguards are also highly recommended.

Finding a Facial Injury Surgeon in Fort Lauderdale

If you should be involved in any dento-facial injury in Fort Lauderdale or nearby areas, please call our office or present to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible. Get in touch with us today by calling 954-771-8772 or by filling out this contact form to set up an appointment.