Tucson orthodontist promotes sports safety among youth athletes with free custom-fitted mouth guards.
Online PR News – 12-September-2015 – Tucson, AZ – As part of his campaign to raise awareness of sports safety, and increase the use of facial protection in youth sports, Dr. Kurt Kacer of OrthoPros held a mouth guard clinic that provided custom-fit mouthguards at no charge to several youth athletes in Tucson.
Dr. Kacer and his team are no strangers to giving back to the community, especially when sports are concerned. OrthoPros has sponsored the Marana Broncos 12U Pee Wee football team and provided all members with free, custom-fit mouthguards.
“I have always been a huge sports fan and have great respect for the players on the field. It is important to me that all players keep safe and stay protected with the proper equipment, including custom-fit mouthguards. Knowing that I have the ability to help keep our youth safe, it was a no brainer to create personalized mouthguards for our players,” said Dr. Kacer.
According to Safe Kids USA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 30 million children ages 5-14 participate in sports each year— which is the primary cause of tooth loss in people under the age of 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.
Dr. Kacer encourages parents and student athletes to be aware of the important role mouthguards play in avoiding injuries during contact sports. Wearing a mouthguard is especially important for athletes with braces – it protects the cheeks and lips, and reduces the chance for lacerations in the mouth.
OrthoPros is the local orthodontic practice of Dr. Kurt Kacer, serving the residents of East, Northwest and Southwest Tucson with attentive, compassionate and personalized care, and is the Official Smile Provider of the University of Arizona Wildcats. Within his practice, Dr. Kacer offers a wide range of orthodontic treatment options to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. Dr. Kacer uses the latest technological advances in the industry, such as lingual braces (100% invisible braces behind the teeth),Invisalign®, 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. Kacer offers fittings for custom mouthguards by appointment. For more information about mouthguard safety or to schedule your custom mouthguard fitting, visit www.orthoprostucson.com.