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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
5

What You Need to Know About Grillz

Dental grills (also known as “grillz”) might draw attention to your teeth and your smile, but they are actually terrible for your teeth. If you have ever seen a music video featuring someone wearing grills, then you are likely looking at dental grills that are made from gold, silver, or another precious metal. While expensive […]

Aug
29

Xerostomia: What is it, and how do I fix it?

It’s a feeling we’ve all experienced at some point or another: a parched, gritty, can’t-get-water-fast-enough sensation that’s unpleasant at best and dangerous at worst. Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a medical condition that we tend to write off as mere dehydration. While taking a big gulp of water can help in the short-term, if your […]

Aug
18

Dentistry: Not Just for Humans!

If you have a pet at home, you may have taken them for a dental checkup. That’s right, animals—especially pets and zoo animals—often need dental care. Periodontal disease is one of the biggest reasons animals lose teeth. This is particularly true for pets and zoo animals in captive who decidedly live longer than they would […]

Aug
1

What Other Surgeries Can an Endodontist Perform?

While endodontists are known as specialists in root canal therapy, they actually specialize in saving teeth by working with the inside of the tooth. Endodontists can do a variety of surgeries to save your natural tooth. One of these surgeries is called an apicoectomy. An apicoectomy is needed when conventional root canal treatment cannot treat […]

Jul
11

The Impact of Pacifier Use on Your Baby’s Teeth

There are a few benefits as to why pacifiers should be given to babies. Research has shown that pacifiers can actually help reduce incidences of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Babies who suck on pacifiers during sleep don’t fall into as deep a sleep as those who don’t suck on pacifiers. This means that if […]

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