Pink Guard Mouthguards Protect Smiles, Support Pink Aid
As a member of Pink Aid’s Advisory Council, Dr. Inna Gellerman has launched the “Pink Guard” fundraising campaign to support Pink Aid LI, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to help underserved local women survive breast cancer treatment with support and dignity, to provide screening to women in financial need, and to empower breast cancer survivors to heal by helping and inspiring others.
The mouthguards, which are custom-made for each smile, are high quality mouth guards made of extremely dense material. This type of mouth guard typically retails for more than $25, but to support Pink Aid, Gellerman Orthodontics is offering them for a $10 donation. Gellerman Orthodontics is covering the entire cost of the mouth guard, including materials and labor, to raise funds for Pink Aid.
The community is invited to call the office to make an appointment to be fitted for a custom mouth guard.
Student athletes, coaches, teams and families are invited to join us in fundraising for Pink Aid. This important nonprofit has touched so many women’s lives, from providing funding for breast cancer screenings to transportation for treatment and more. Gellerman Orthodontics is proud to be a part of Pink Aid and excited to give the local community a way to get involved.
Custom mouth guards are proven to greatly reduce the occurrence of sports-related head and mouth trauma. 200,000 youth sports-related injuries are prevented each year in the U.S. by high-quality mouth guards. Kids who wear braces or are wearing Invisalign need to wear custom mouth guards to ensure that they don’t have ancillary injuries caused by a hit to the face or head from a lacrosse stick, a soccer ball or a baseball bat.
A lot of the kids we see in the practice who do wear their mouth guards come back to tell us how their mouth guard saved their smiles. Sometimes they get hurt on the field, but very often it’s when kids are clowning around on the sidelines and they’re not paying attention. We tell them to wear the mouth guards anytime they might get injured, and the ones who do are grateful for the advice.
To make an appointment for a fitting, for an individual, team or class, the community is invited to call (631) 427-8444 and ask for Joanna or send an email to [email protected].