Bridgewater, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 11, 2013
With the start of the school year football, field hockey and soccer teams are taking the field.
A very important but often overlooked necessity in almost all team sports is the athletic mouthguard. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone.
Recently, Sanford Orthodontics produced a custom color mouthguard for a cheerleader looking to protect her teeth and do it with as much team spirit as possible. Sanford Orthodontics created a customized mouth guard that coordinated with her school colors.
“Most student athletes wear mouth guards that they bought at local sporting goods stores. These guards are inexpensive but potentially less effective due to their lessened retention and their need to be held in place by biting down. This can interfere with both speech and breathing. A customized mouth guard is molded to the patient’s exact bite and palette and offers much more protection,” says Dr. Sanford.
Sanford Orthodontics now has the cutting edge capabilities to design and produce mouth guards in an array of colors with a personalized fit giving the most avid athlete a chance to showcase a little extra team spirit.
ABOUT DR. SANFORD
Robert L. Sanford, DMD has been changing lives through beautiful smiles for over 20 years. Dr. Sanford attended the University of Vermont in Burlington for his undergraduate studies and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University - the Henry M. Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. He obtained his orthodontic training and Specialty Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Sanford teaches “Orthodontics Today” to dentists and hygienists. He stays on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in orthodontics through continuing education and maintaining memberships in:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- New Jersey Association of Orthodontists
- Mid-Atlantic Society of Orthodontists
- Central Jersey Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Central Dental Society
Dr. Sanford actively gives back to the community with his annual "Power of a Smile" $1000 college scholarship, and his annual sponsorship of a Bridgewater Little League team. He also supports the Smile Train, which performs cleft palate surgeries for needy children.