Archives by Tag 'Dental Injuries'

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...

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...

What is sports dentistry?

Sports Dentistry

In sports, the challenge is to maximize the benefits of participation, and to limit injuries. The Sports Dentist should be concerned with providing proper injury prevention strategies and dental education. Prevention and adequate preparation are key elements in minimizing injuries that occur in sports. Properly conditioned bodies, well-fitting protective equipment, more...

Repairing Your Teenager’s Chipped Tooth

Dental Injuries

Unfortunately accidents happen and as a result, your child may end up with a chipped tooth. If you find yourself in this situation, don't worry—a composite tooth-colored restoration actually bonded to the tooth is an ideal material for repairing broken or chipped teeth. One reason supporting this choice is that more...

Saving a Lost Tooth After an Accident

Dental Injuries

Losing a permanent tooth can be traumatic for anyone; however, knowing what to do should it happen may enable you to save the tooth. The clock starts ticking from the moment the tooth is lost. It has the best chance for survival if it is re-implanted as soon as possible, more...