Keep Back-to-School Students Smiling: Custom-Made Sports Mouthguards Help Prevent Injury
Dr. Marie Durflinger Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Bellevue’s Bella Dental Care with Free Sports Mouthguards for New Patients and Party, September 30
BELLEVUE, Wash. (September 21, 2010) — Back-to-school also means back-to-sports. With rates of injury, particularly those to the jaw and teeth, trending upwards, send a student safely back out on the field with a custom fit sports guard courtesy of Bella Dental Care in Bellevue (www.belladentalcare.net).
Recognized as the region’s top general dentist by Seattle Metropolitan magazine the last two years in a row, Dr. Marie Durflinger is committed to her patients. And that is why she is offering free custom-made sports mouthguards, a $300 value, to all new patients who schedule a comprehensive examination, including x-rays and an initial cleaning.
Student athletics are becoming more aggressive and competitive. The American Dental Association published a recent study that found student athletes not wearing a Sports Guard were 1.6 to 1.9 times more likely to suffer injury. Bella Dental Care is committed to protecting student-athletes and preventing painful and expensive injuries.
“If your child plays any sport where there is physical contact, a custom-made sports mouthguard is vital for protecting their smile, and the same goes for parents, too. Sports mouthguards prevent an estimated 200,000 facial injuries every season in high school and college football alone with the most common injuries being broken teeth and cut lips. They also aid in the prevention of tooth fracture and tooth loss from high impact,” explains Dr. Marie Durflinger.
Football is obviously a full-contact sport, but the ADA also reports that collegiate basketball players wearing custom-made mouthguards suffer significantly fewer dental injuries than those who don’t. A custom-fitted mouthguard is far more superior to the boil-and-bite models bought at a drug store.
Dr. Durflinger strongly recommends mouthguards to athletes participating in all sports, even those not commonly considered a “contact” sport. “This hits really close to home for me because my best friend was in a severe skiing accident, and if she’d had a mouth guard, it would have prevented the loss of her front tooth,” comments Dr. Durflinger.
The promotion comes at a perfect time. In celebration of Bella Dental Care’s one-year anniversary, Dr. Durflinger is also hosting an open house that everyone is invited to attend:
Bella Dental Care Open House
Thursday, September 30, 4 - 8 p.m.
· Celebrate the practice’s one-year anniversary
· Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and pours of Barons V and Hedges Estate wines.
· Enter the raffle for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle and other prizes.
· Address: 1550 140th Ave NW #110 Bellevue, WA 98005
· RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bella Dental Care’s anniversary party is a great opportunity to meet Dr. Durflinger and her team, and equip young athletes with an incredibly important, and often overlooked, piece of safety equipment.
Bella Dental Care. Voted Top Dentist in 2009 and 2010, Dr. Marie Durflinger, RDH, DDS specializes in family dentistry with emphasis on aesthetic dentistry using the latest technology from cosmetically oriented procedures and full mouth reconstructive procedures to basic exams. For more information, visit www.belladentalcare.net. To schedule an appointment, call (425) 208-0032 and ask to be scheduled with Dr. Durflinger.
This offer is also available at Dr. Durflinger’s second location, Auburn Family Dental (www.auburnfamilydental.com). To schedule an appointment, call (253) 833-2200.
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