Dentist goes to bat for Shelton Little League players

A dentist from Shelton has been donating custom mouth guards to local Little League players.

Dr. Phillip J. DeJesus, owner of DeJesus Dental Group in Bridgeport, has provided the custom mouth guards to youngsters in the Shelton American Little League for the past few years. About 200 kids are involved in the youth baseball league.

This year DeJesus is doing the same for the Trumbull Little League, which has more than 800 players.

An employee of DeJesus Dental Group said the donations are part of the local dentist’s efforts to give back to the community and to promote better oral care for children. DeJesus also is a baseball fan.