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Save Hundreds on Dental Procedures…Wear a Mouth Guard

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Health
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It is estimated that 200,000 football mouth injuries are prevented each year through the use of protection. A mouth guard will not only protect you and the ones you love from injury, but also from the cost of the procedures involved in healing in the injury.
When it comes to protecting your mouth there are 2 key pieces of gear to keep in mind:
1. Helmet- A helmet doesn’t just help protect against brain injuries and concussions. It also helps protect impact on your mouth and jaw. Make sure to wear a helmet that fits properly in order to get the protection you need.
2. Mouth guard- Custom mouth guards are the best option for protecting your teeth, tongue and lips from all sorts of sports mishaps. The best option when it comes to mouth guards is a custom one. If you want the security of a decent fitting mouth guard but don’t want a trip to the dentist, you can get acceptable levels of customization and fit from a boil-and-bite mouth guard.

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Sep
15

Why Chewing Gum is Good For Your Oral Health

Not all chewing gum are created equally. Although people have been chewing gum for centuries, there’s a critical difference between gum that can help your teeth and gum that can ruin your teeth: sugar! Sugarless gum has been shown to have oral health benefits and can even help to prevent tooth decay! In fact, chewing […]

Sep
8

Are You Better Off Without Toothpaste?

When you think of dental hygiene, a toothbrush and toothpaste immediately comes to mind. A cult has been built around toothpaste-a thousand different varieties, brands, flavors, and functions exist. Each new commercial touts a different dentist’s recommendation, and consumers are left baffled in the drugstore aisle wondering if whitening specialties really work. Unfortunately, all of […]

Sep
1

Teeth With DIY Orthodontics

Many people think that orthodontics is as simple as just applying pressure on teeth until they move to their desired location. However, what they fail to consider is the importance of using the right tools to move the teeth as well as taking the proper care and consideration of the root structures and the impact […]

Aug
25

How Can Tartar Affect Your Oral Health?

We all seem to know a thing or two about plaque, but the overall population knows a lot less about tartar. Tartar is a hard, yellow substance that forms on your teeth when plaque is not properly removed and is left to harden. Once plaque turns to tartar, it’s bad news for teeth. While plaque […]

Aug
18

Lessons Learned From Neanderthal Dental Plaque

Dentists, for good reason, care a lot about plaque. Brushing and flossing regularly is essential to reducing plaque and keeping your teeth and gums free from bacteria. However, plaque can harbor plenty of information about an individual, as it is one of the most DNA rich areas of the human body. Sticky plaque catches all […]

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