Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics Riverview FL Kids sports injuriesWhat sport do you think causes the most dental injuries with kids? If you guessed football… you are right.

The ADA estimated that faceguards and mouth guards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football alone. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states the children between the ages of 7-11 are the most susceptible to injury. When all is said and done, it is up to parents to ensure their kids are protected during practices and games at a younger age and train their kids of the importance of wearing #mouth guards when they are older and on their own.

At Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics our goal is to ensure parents and patients are well informed when it comes to the importance of wearing a mouth guard during any type of contact sport to protect their beautiful smile over a lifetime. Once adult teeth erupt, there are no second chances. Wearing a #mouth guard can make the difference between losing or fracturing a tooth which requires a lifetime of #dental repair or owning your own pearly white smile.Read more on The Truth about Kids and Dental Sports Injuries…

This year, the Doctors and Team at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics renew their New Year’s resolution to make sure all their patients wearing braces and Invisalign, along with their families, receive the best quality orthodontic care and customer service available in Riverview, Lithia and Apollo Beach FL areas. This includes connecting you with the chatter from the American Association of Orthodontics and actual orthodontic patients who completed treatment. In the videos below, they discuss how orthodontic treatment affected their lives.

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Enjoying the Holiday ExperienceAt Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics, we are midway into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. When was the last time you stopped to simply experience and appreciate what your life has to offer and how much you take for granted on a regular basis?

Take a few moments to be grateful for the simple things in life like running water, electricity to light our way and charge our digital lives. Don’t forget to also appreciate everything that keeps us warm? When was the last time you stopped to appreciate a day when your body was functioning properly and your health was good? Take away any one of these things we take for granted and our comfort level will be affected immediately.

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