Angela Canfield, DDS Donates Over 5K Worth of Mouth Protection Gear to Student Athletes in Savannah
Sandfly Family Dental Presented Custom-Made Mouth Guards to Groves High School and Hancock Day School
(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS of Sandfly Family Dental donated custom-made gold and black mouth guards to the Groves High School football team. Dr. Canfield and four of her staff members took impressions of the football players’ teeth and fit the guards during the Groves football camp.
The impressions will help Dr. Canfield and her staff align the mouth guards with the players’ Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) to provide maximum impact protection.
Custom-made Intact mouth guards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries, like broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to their lips or tongue by their teeth.
“Damaging jaw and tooth impact can be caused by anything from direct contact to a misplaced step while running,” said Dr. Canfield. “I chose to donate the gear because research shows that wearing custom-fit mouth guards reduces the risk of severe injuries.”
The process of custom fitting, molding and examining each player’s mouth guards normally cost $85 a piece. Dr. Canfield is donating 40 custom-fit mouth guards to the Groves High School football team free of charge.
The mouth guards have a one year warranty. The warranty covers the dental expenses incurred by players if they are injured while wearing the mouth guards. The warranty also pays $1,093.75 per injured or replaced tooth and up to a maximum total liability of $35,000 per incident.
Dr. Canfield also chose to donate 20 mouth guards to Hancock Day School. However, since the team’s players have a smaller TMJ joint and mouth, the guards were fitted at Dr. Canfield’s office, Sandfly Family Dental. In total, Dr. Canfield donated $5,100 worth of protective gear to student athletes in Savannah, GA.
The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that the use of mouth guards prevents approximately 200,000 injuries per year in high school and college football teams alone.
Every year, Dr. Canfield will be selecting an impact sports team to donate mouth guards as part of The Canfield Mouth-Shield Program. Applications for the 2016 Canfield Mouth-Shield Team should be submitted to Dr. Canfield’s office. Applications must be submitted before June 1, 2016 to be considered by the advisory board.
ABOUT DR. ANGELA CANFIELD
Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs located in Rincon, GA at 5871 HWY 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental located in the Norwood Market in Savannah, GA. Both dental offices provide Family/Preventative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontic Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, E4D One Day Crowns, Electronic Claims, Intra Oral Camera and Paperless Charting. The offices are open Monday through Friday and offer evening appointments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.
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