April Is National Facial Protection Month.

April Is National Facial Protection Month.

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The Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic (3/16) reports that April is National Facial Protection Month, which is sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and co-sponsored by the American Dental Association and other organizations. “These organizations naturally emphasize the importance of mouth guards,” the Daily Republic reports, adding that many people do not realize that “the list of activities in which mouth guards are recommended is expanding” to include activities such as martial arts, boxing, football, volleyball, softball, bicycling, “and even cheerleading.” The article then goes on to advocate for stricter bicycle helmet laws, noting that “motorcycle riders without helmets were once a common sight” too.

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