Dr. Nikki Green, of Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry recently spearheaded a mouthguard campaign for a local school in Fort Worth, TX, helping football players protect their smile. She chose to work this year with Lake Country Christian School.
While her services are generally limited to her practice, Dr. Green was driven by a need to reach out to the community to provide this valuable piece of equipment to middle school and high school players on selected teams.
“At Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we are pleased to help provide area football players the access to quality mouthguards,” Dr. Green said. “These devices may seem small, but their potential impact on players’ health is enormous.”
The recipients were young men in the transition years of dentistry, which means that while they may be still losing some back baby teeth, but most have developed their adult front teeth already. During this critical time frame, the dentists stress the importance to protect those teeth during any direct contact physical activity.
Through this community service project, Dr. Green noted that her desire to help provide custom fit mouthguards for the 2016 football season was not only to help protect teeth, but also because research suggests that the use of mouthguards while playing football may also reduce the incidences of concussions.
“I am proud that Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry was able to help reduce the risks for these players in such a high-contact sport,” Dr. Green said. “Unfortunately, injuries are inevitable, but we were able to provide these dental devices to help prevent injuries from becoming more serious.”
Dr. Green stated that she would like to incorporate other dentists and other offices and spread this mouthguard campaign throughout all of the Fort Worth area.
Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is a state of the art dental facility. With pleasant, professional staff who utilize the newest techniques available, this is NOT your typical dental office. With patients’ comfort foremost in their minds, it is modern and comfortable with all the amenities of home like Wi-Fi, heated massage chairs, patient blankets and TV monitors in the ceiling.