IRVINE, CA â€“ As part of his campaign to raise awareness of sports safety and increase the use of facial protection in youth sports, Dr. Kevin Badii of Badii Orthodontics is providing custom-fit mouthguards at no charge to several high school athletes in Anaheim, Irvine and Torrance.
Online PR News – 30-August-2011 – – IRVINE, CA â€“ As part of his campaign to raise awareness of sports safety and increase the use of facial protection in youth sports, Dr. Kevin Badii of Badii Orthodontics is providing custom-fit mouthguards at no charge to several high school athletes in Anaheim, Irvine and Torrance.
Having been a former Division I football player in his college years, Dr. Badii knows the importance of taking the proper precautions to avoid sports-related injuries.
According to Safe Kids USA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 30 million children ages 5-14 participate in sports each yearâ€” which is the primary cause of tooth loss in people under age 35. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that baseball, basketball and football account for about 80% of all sports-related emergency room visits for children between 5 and 14 years of age.
â€śAs a former athlete, I know how much more comfortable custom mouthguards are, and as a doctor, I know how much safer and better they are,â€ť said Dr. Badii. â€śThere's nothing better or safer for protecting the players TMJ (jaw joint), teeth, and helping prevent concussions and brain damage (other than just not playing) than our 3 layered, sport specific, custom mouthguards.â€ť
Dr. Badii encourages parents and student athletes to be aware of the important role mouthguards can play in avoiding injuries during contact sports. Wearing a mouthguard is especially important for athletes with braces â€“ it protects the cheeks and lips from the braces and reduces the chance for lacerations in the mouth.
Badii Orthodontics is the local orthodontic practice of Dr. Kevin Badii and has served the residents of North Orange County and South Bay Los Angeles with attentive, compassionate and personalized care. Within his practice, Dr. Badii uses the latest technological advances in the industry, such as lingual braces (100% invisible braces behind the teeth), self-ligating brackets, InvisalignÂ®, and traditional metal and ceramic braces, along with the latest in computer technology and digital x-rays to ensure that patients receive the most effective care possible. Dr. Badii offers fittings for custom mouthguards by appointment. For more information about mouthguard safety or to schedule your custom mouthguard fitting, visit www.BadiiOrthodontics.com.