Do you have a child who is athletic and plays on a school sports team? Perhaps you are part of a rec league? Then you need to check out this blog! Your dentist in Keswick wants you to get the best protection for your precious smile.
Some things we can’t foresee … but what we can avoid is damage to our smiles caused by a ball or elbow to the face while playing our favorite sport or other physical activity.
Your mouth is in danger … if you don’t wear a sports guard whenever you get on the court, field, or rink. Sports-related accidents contribute to many dental-related injuries. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, 13-39% of all dental injuries are attributed to sports accidents.
The likelihood of suffering a mouth or jaw injury or even a concussion playing contact sports is about 10% per season and 30-50% over your athletic career. And every year, more than five million teeth are completely knocked out, adding up to nearly half-a-billion dollars in necessary dental treatment.
At Yorkwood Village Dental, some of the common sports-related injuries we deal with are …
- cracked teeth
- root damage
- tooth intrusion
- cheek and lip injuries
- fractured crowns and bridgework.
Want to keep your full smile? You have a couple of options …
- Boil-and-bite mouthguards only provide low-level protection and a poorly fitting one can obstruct your airway.
- Custom-made mouthguards are safer, more effective, and more comfortable. Plus, they come in a variety of colors!
A healthy, active lifestyle is important, and we encourage it! But we also highly recommend wearing a custom-made mouthguard, available directly from your dentist in Keswick. By deciding to protect your smile with this affordable option every time you work up a sweat, you’ve committed to keeping your beautiful smile … exactly the way it is.
As a practice that promotes preventive dentistry in Keswick, we want you to avoid the pain and inconvenience of a dental injury – and the extra cost. It’s just not worth it!
Let’s get you fitted! Call our team today. We’ll take an impression – so we can create your comfortable sports guard in Keswick and have it ready for your next action-packed game.
Yours in continuing oral health,
Dr. Steven Belbin and team