‘Touchdown for Teeth tailgate’ highlights importance of wearing a mouthguard, protecting teeth during sports

‘Touchdown for Teeth tailgate’ highlights importance of wearing a mouthguard, protecting teeth during sports 4/19/2018

WHAT: Through a $24,000 investment, Delta Dental is providing 8,000+ players enrolled in National Flag Football in Michigan and Indiana with mouthguards this spring season.

As part of the league’s requirements, all children must wear a mouthguard during play. The league is open to boys and girls in grades pre-K to eighth grade.  

On Sunday, teams will receive their mouthguards, have their first team practice and be invited to participate in a fun and engaging Touchdown for Teeth tailgate presented by Delta Dental.

WHO: Delta Dental representatives will talk with parents and children enrolled in National Flag Football Michigan Chapter about the importance of taking care of their smiles and staying healthy.

WHY: Children are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth when not wearing a mouthguard, according to the American Dental Association, and wearing a mouthguard during contact and collision sports can help decrease the chances of tooth trauma.

WHEN: 12-2 p.m. Sunday, April 22

WHERE: East Grand Rapids High School Football Stadium, 2211 Lake Drive SE, East Grand Rapids

About Delta Dental of Michigan

Delta Dental of Michigan and its affiliates in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee collectively are among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2016, the enterprise paid out $3.6 billion for dental care for 12.8 million members. Offices are located in Okemos and Farmington Hills, Michigan; Sherwood and Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dublin, Ohio; and Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee.

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