Posts for category: Sports

By Angela M. Harney D.M.D., P.A.
October 27, 2010
Category: Sports
Tags: Untagged


A mouth guard can prevent serious injuries such as:

  • - Concussions/unconsciousness
  • - Chipped or broken teeth
  • - Cerebral hemorrhages
  • - Jaw fractures
  • - Neck injuries- by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw gets jammed into the upper jaw
  • - Lacerations to gums and lips

Please make sure that a mouth guard is being used when engaging in sports!!!

By Angela M. Harney D.M.D., P.A.
October 27, 2010
Category: Sports
Tags: Untagged


There are three types of mouth guards

  • - Stock - Inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don't fit very well and do not conform to teeth correctly. Consequently, they may not offer much protection. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.
  • - Boil and bite - Can be bought at many sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They should be softened in water, then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth. If you don't follow the directions carefully you can wind up with a poor-fitting mouth protector, and a low level of protection.
  • - Custom-fitted - Made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized and used with special material, they can offer a better fit and protection than anything off the shelf. They are made by taking impressions of your teeth at your dentist's office. The impressions are sent to a special dental laboratory where the guard is made directly from a model of your teeth to be sure that it fits correctly and offers the best level of protection.

 

By Angela M. Harney D.M.D., P.A.
October 27, 2010
Category: Sports
Tags: Untagged


Mouth Guards

  • Everyone who participates in a sport carries a greater risk of injury to there teeth.
  • Sports like- basketball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, marital arts, lacrosse, hockey, football, soccer and volleyball.
  • If you have a retainer or other removable appliance, do not wear it during any contact sports.
By Angela M. Harney D.M.D., P.A.
October 27, 2010
Category: Sports
Tags: Untagged


Mouth Guards

  • -Everyone who participates in a sport carries a greater risk of injury to their teeth.
  • - Sports like basketball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, martial arts, lacrosse, hockey, football, soccer and volleyball where contact is frequent run the highest risk of injury to teeth, lips, and gums.
  • - If you have a retainer or other removable appliance, you should not wear it during contact sports, unless advised to by your dentist or physician.

 



Archive:

Tags

Google Translate

 

 

facebook logotwitter logoOur Blog LogoReview Us on Yelp!
Top Dentist

Dear Doctor Digital Library Logo
invisalign Logo
Invisalign Teen Logo

Simpli5 Logo
 

Opalescence logo


Snap on Smile logo

Opalescence Supreme Logo