Category Archives : Sports Dentistry

Why a Dentist Should Fit Sports Guards

Wearing a sports guard when playing contact sports is essential. Not only do guards protect the wearer from injuries caused by collisions with other players or sports equipment, such as a ball or puck, they also stop the teeth banging or damaging the tongue. Although there are generic models available, the benefits of using a […]

Does My Child Need a Mouthguard?

If your child plays football, hockey, or any other contact sport, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with mouthguards. They are those hard, plastic pieces athletes wear to protect their teeth during a game (or to chew in between plays). Most sports organizations don’t require athletes to wear mouthguards. Therefore, it’s easy for a parent […]

Dental Emergencies: The Do’s and Don’ts of Injury-Related Tooth Loss

You sit in the stands, cheering your child on during his Little League playoff game. You brace yourself as the opponent’s best batter steps up to the plate and hits a line drive that heads right toward your child positioned at shortstop. Your child’s glove goes up just a second too late and you wince […]

What You Need to Know About Sports Mouthguards

Experts agree that sports participation has many benefits for children. In addition to the obvious physical benefit of getting exercise, participation in sports teaches children about sportsmanship, working as part of a team, and persevering in the face of adversity. But sports participation can also have some potential dangers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Often, […]