FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Dunn
San Juan Capistrano –. Mark Sayed Orthodontics is doing their part to help children playing organized sports help reduce the risk of oral injuries. The entire month of April Dr. Sayed will be providing mouth sports guards for free.
A child’s mouth and face can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while playing sports. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease control, more than half of the 7 million sports and recreation-related injuries are sustained by youth as young as age 5. Last year, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecasted that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events-yet in a survey commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists( AAO), 67% of parents admitted that their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports.
The AAO found that 84% of children do not wear mouth guards while playing organized sports because they are not required to wear them, even though they are required to wear other protective materials such as helmet and shoulder pads. Mouth guards can be one of the lease expensive pieces of protective equipment available. Not only do mouth guards save teeth, they help protect jaws. Children wearing braces have a slightly higher risk of oral injuries. An Orthodontist can recommend the best mouth guard for an athlete who wears braces.
“Each year I see a significant number of children with dental injuries that resulted from failure to wear a mouth guard,” said Dr. Mark Sayed orthodontist in San Juan Capistrano. Dr. Sayed encourages parents and coaches to require mouth guards as part of a child’s uniform-for every practice and every game, that is why he is offering them at not cost.
Dr. Sayed will be fitting sports guards for children on the entire month of April. Must call the office at 949-493-3993 to schedule a time slot.
Mark Sayed D.M.D.
32341-H Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92672
For more information how to get your child’s free mouth sport guard contact:
I am a general dentist in Los Alamitos for the past 20 years. I have know Dr. Sayed for the past 19 years. He has treated both my daughter and son with braces and phase 1 interceptive appliances.
The results have been outstanding. His knowledge and attitude with parents and kids alike is calming to them. He has a stellar reputation in San Juan Capistrano and in Los Alamitos.
I would recommend Mark to anyone who wants an innovative and progressive orthodontist.
5th Grade Science Camp Essay School Fundraiser
Sayed Orthodontics in San Juan Capistrano would love to help out your school by sponsoring the 5th grade science camp with our program.
- Must be a South Orange County Elementary School
- Have a 5th grade Science Camp Program
- Minimum of five students must participate
The program: “Why I want to go to Science Camp”.
▪ Student: writes an essay (paragraph) why they want to go to science camp
▪ Student & Parent come in to our office to read the essay to Dr. Sayed
▪ Student enters the contest to win a full Science Camp Scholarship (1 winner per school)
▪ Mark Sayed Orthodontics will donate to School $20.00 per student that comes in to our office to read their essay.
Dr. Mark Sayed presents a check to Hidden Hill Elementary for the 5th Grade Science Camp participants and winner of the full Science Camp Scholarship.
For more information on how your school can participate contact:
Chris Dunn at email@example.com
Mark Sayed Orthodontics is happy to participate in San Diego State University’s Healthy Smiles Program. Education is an important part of Mark Sayed Orthodontics in San Juan Capistrano. That is why Dr. Sayed thought it was important to be part of this health promotion program that promotes healthier living with the reduction of tobacco exposure among adolescent patients.
Here is some of the Tobacco Fact that we share with our patients that are part of the health promotion program:
• Every Day about 3,800 American youth under age 18 try cigarettes for the 1st time. Of these young people who initiate cigarette smoking, an estimated 1000 become daily cigarette smokers.
• 1 out of every 3 smokers begins before the age of 14.
• More than 80% of adult smokers started before the age.
• About 1/3 of youth smokers will eventually die from tobacco-related disease.
• In 2009, approximately 5% of United States middle school students were current cigarette smokers.
• 24% of high school students report using some form of tobacco, with cigarettes (17%) being the most common.
• Many adolescents try some form of tobacco without fully knowing its addictive nature or its many health risks.
• Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
More than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile, according to a new study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and conducted by Wakefield Research.
Of Americans who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, 36% believe they would have a better social life if they had better teeth. This may be especially true among young adults, as 48% of Americans ages 18 to 24 have untagged a picture of themselves on Facebook because they didn’t like their smile.
The study found that bad teeth also represented the biggest dating turn-off among men and women. According to the study, 77% of women think crooked teeth are worse than a receding hairline in a potential love interest. Moreover, 22% of Americans who are unhappy with their smile think that better teeth would lead to a better love live.
On a professional level, 78% of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful. And 14% of those unhappy with their teeth felt that they might be missing out on a better job.
“Professional orthodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years, with innovative options such as clear aligner trays, lingual braces, and ceramic braces,” said John F. Buzzatto, DMD, MDS, president of the AAO. “Healthy teeth can be moved at any age and it’s encouraging that two-thirds of Americans think they are never too old for treatment.”
Mark Sayed, DMD, in San Juan Capistrano CA, agrees that is never too late to improve a person’s smile and bite. “We offer several non-traditional metal braces options, including clear brackets & invisalign.” Dr. Sayed has many adult patients in orthodontic treatment ranging from 20 to 73 years old.
The survey queried 1,000 nationally representative US adults, ages 18 and older between September 21 and September 25, 2012, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.
Halloween is busiest night of year for the Toothfairy
by Dental Tribune
Halloween is just around the corner, and the Toothfairy’s nightmare is about to begin. Believe it or not, Halloween is the busiest night for the Toothfairy, and it marks the beginning of the tooth season. “I know kids will be eating lots of candy, and I am certainly going to have my work cut out for me this year,” remarked the Toothfairy in a recent interview.
She is right. After all, Americans consume approximately 8 billion pounds of candy on an annual basis.
Having recently signed a deal with the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy (NCOHF), the Toothfairy is looking forward to having some help with her other duties. “The Toothfairy has her hands full, and we are happy to join her in the fight against severe tooth decay,” stated Fern Ingber, president and CEO of NCOHF: America’s Toothfairy.
In addition to flying around the country and collecting teeth, she serves as an educator about the importance of oral health, a preventer of pediatric dental disease and a protector of our children.
NCOHF estimates that between now and Halloween the Toothfairy will collect at least 483,405 teeth and travel at least 32.8 million miles each night. Considering the upcoming holiday season, that isn’t likely to drop too much over the next few months. And, then there’s the logistics — transportation, storage, coinage — how does she do it? Superhero or not, with this increased workload, she is going to need some major assistance.
“We may not be able to fly around the country, but we can definitely help,” NCOHF said in a recent press release.
“We all know children learn by example, so we can serve as role models by brushing, flossing and rinsing twice a day and visiting the dentist regularly,” NCOHF said. “We can also support her efforts through Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy. This Halloween, rescue children from preventable pain and suffering by clicking on www.AmericasToothfairy.org, setting up your personal virtual fundraising page and encouraging your friends and family to donate to this smile-saving, child-saving cause. So, give the Toothfairy a break — Trick or Treat for America’s Toothfairy.”
NCOHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to raising awareness of the No. 1 chronic childhood illness: pediatric dental disease, facilitating delivery of comprehensive pediatric oral health services, and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations.
NCOHF: America’s Toothfairy draws on vast national resources to secure and distribute product and financial donations along with innovative preventive programs to a growing network of not-for-profit university and community based dental clinics, health centers, and mobile programs throughout America.
ADA and PopCap Games offer giveaways as alternative to Halloween candy
ADA and PopCap Games offer giveaways as alternative to Halloween candy
“Tooth decay is five times more prevalent than asthma and results in more than 51 million hours of missed school each year. Diet plays an important role in oral health. Too much sugar can lead to cavities down the road, which is why the ADA is proud to team up with PopCap on the ‘Stop Zombie Mouth’ campaign,” said Dr. William Calnon, president of the ADA.
“Tooth decay in children is almost entirely preventable,” said Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, ADA spokesperson on pediatric dentistry. “Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and eating a balanced diet can lead to improved oral health and improved overall health. Working collaboratively, we can educate whole families in a fun way about the importance of proper oral health habits.”
“We at PopCap have been interested in the potential for video games to provide benefits beyond entertainment for many years,” said John Vechey, PopCap co-founder and franchise studio director at PopCap. “We’re passionate about the very important cause behind the ‘Stop Zombie Mouth’ campaign and proud to be highlighting yet another positive effect that games can have on society.”
“We usually buy and give away a small mountain of candy at Halloween,” said Liza Geonie of Northport, N.Y., who plays Plants vs. Zombies with her 5-year-old son. “Now we’ll be presenting trick-or-treaters with a choice: a piece of candy or a free video game. We feel great about giving kids a healthier option that’s a ton of fun, and we’re planning on buying MUCH less candy this year!”
Dr. Mark Sayed Orthodontics of San Juan Capistrano, CA , is pleased to participate in the ADA/ PopGames program in efforts to help reduce tooth decay in our patients and the community.
To download your Stop Zombie Mouth Coupon click here.
For more information on the ADA & PopGames: click here.
Your School can $5.00 per student who brings in their Halloween Candy to our office.
Sayed Orthodontics will also donate $5.00 to each student that brings in their Halloween Candy to our office.
For more information on how to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back School Fundraiser click here.
Sayed Orthodontics is excited to be part of Orange County’s Childrens Book Festival.
The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is in it’s 9th year. In 2011, there were over 125 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers.
The Festival featured over 120 booksellers, educational exhibitors and related vendors. More than 35,000 people attended the Festival last year.
Bring the family and join Sayed Orthodontics for all the Fun! We will be at booth #92
For more information on the festival go to: