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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
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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.
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.
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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.
Helmets, knee pads, shin guards…if you’re an avid athlete or the parent of one, you know the importance of proper protective gear. But did you know that up to 40 percent of all sports injuries involve the face? Mouth guards can dramatically reduce the risk of sports-related oral injury.
Wearing mouth guards while participating in sports protects more than your teeth. Thicker mouth guards can also help absorb shock, and in certain circumstances, may help prevent a concussion.
Mouth Guard Care
Always wear your mouth guard during practice and games. Never chew on it because you may weaken the material and decrease its effectiveness. Holes, tears, and damage to the mouth guard may irritate your gums or soft tissue. If you notice damage, replace your mouth guard immediately.
Before and after each use, check your mouth guard for damage and rinse it with cold water or mouthwash. You should regularly clean your guard with a toothbrush and toothpaste or in a solution of soapy water. Be sure to rinse it well and store it in a firm, perforated container. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight high temperatures.
Dr. Mark Sayed Orthodontist in San Juan Capistrano recommends the following athletes should wear mouth guards who participate in:
|Field Events||Martial Arts||Softball|
FIRST PHASE TREATMENT WITH JAW EXPANDER
Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. An upper and lower jaw that is growing too much or not enough or is too wide or too narrow can be recognized at an early age. If children over age 6 have these jaw discrepancies, they are candidates for the first phase orthodontic treatment.
Since children are growing rapidly, they can benefit enormously from the first phase of orthodontic treatment because specific appliances can be prescribed that direct the growth of their upper and lower jaws toward an ideal relationship.
Thus, a good foundation can be established providing adequate room for eruption of all permanent teeth.
After Phase I is completed, all appliances are removed and the eruption of your child’s permanent teeth will be monitored at office visits about every four to six months. Retainers may or may not be recommended during this observation period.