Archive for 'Dental Injuries' Category

Olympic Snowboarders Go for the Gold…Mouthguard!

Dental Injuries

Plenty of people were cheering at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea this week when U.S. snowboarders Chloe Kim and Areille Gold captured the Gold and Bronze medals in the women's halfpipe event. Kim's routine was virtually flawless, while Gold's come-from-behind third run was a thrill. It was also more...

May Is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Dental Health Tips, Dental Injuries

Did you know? May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! So it's an ideal time to get away from the screen and into the green of the beautiful outdoors. Sports like cycling and soccer are great ways to stay active and healthy. But these and many other outdoor sports more...

Tooth Pain Highs and Lows

Dental Emergencies, Dental Injuries, tooth decay

What do air travel and scuba diving have in common? These activities may bring summer vacation to mind, but they also share something less pleasant: Both flying and deep sea diving can be a real pain — in the tooth, that is. This is because both involve changes in pressure more...

It’s Easy (and Smart) to Fix a Chipped Tooth

cosmetic dentistry, Dental Injuries

A chipped tooth makes an impression — but not necessarily a good one! Case in point:  Jim Carrey’s dopey character Lloyd Christmas in the comic films “Dumb and Dumber” and its sequel. Lloyd’s chipped front tooth was a deliberate choice by the actor to make his character appear more “deranged” more...

First Aid for Common Tooth Injuries

Dental Emergencies, Dental Injuries

Playing sports without a mouthguard, biting down on something hard, grinding your teeth…these are common ways you can chip, crack, loosen or lose a tooth. The steps you take following such a dental injury will depend on the type and extent of the damage, but it’s generally important to see more...

Stephen Curry’s Athletic Mouthguard

Celebrity Smiles, Dental Injuries, Sports Dentistry

If you’ve seen NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors getting ready to take a free throw, you may have noticed that there’s one piece of gear he’s never without. It’s not a special pair of shoes or some lucky trunks peeking out from under his uniform. It’s more...

Cat Cora Encourages Her Kids to Play – Safely!

Celebrity Smiles, Dental Health Tips, Dental Injuries, Sports Dentistry

Whether it's a family game of soccer or an all-out cooking contest on Iron Chef America, TV personality and professional chef Cat Cora isn't afraid of some physical exertion. In fact, she told Dear Doctor magazine, she often shoos her young sons out of the house, saying “You're a boy, more...

Kathy Ireland’s Supermodel Smile Restored With Dental Implant

Celebrity Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Dental Injuries

Not too long ago, the former supermodel and present-day business executive Kathy Ireland took a bad fall on her driveway. How bad was it? Bad enough that her husband — a seasoned emergency-room physician — was alarmed. The accident left her with some serious injuries, including wounds to her face more...

Jillian Michaels Protects Her Winning Smile With a Mouthguard

Celebrity Smiles, Dental Health Tips, Dental Injuries, Sports Dentistry

Although she's an enthusiastic aficionado of the martial arts, Jillian Michaels — fitness guru, television personality and popular author — hasn't had a dental accident in years. That's because, these days, she always wears an athletic mouthguard when she's participating in a potentially dangerous activity. But she wasn't always so more...

Act Fast To Save A Knocked-out Tooth

Dental Injuries

Participation in sports has undeniable health benefits, especially with nearly a third of all American kids overweight or obese. Still, lots of athletes — both children and adults — sustain injury to their teeth during play. The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates that more than 3 million teeth were more...