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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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Oct
15

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

As children grow, it’s only natural that we, as parents, go to great lengths to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Recent studies have shown that tooth decay may affect the way children grow up. These studies found that tooth decay actually inhibits growth in children. Because of these findings, it is important for […]

Oct
8

Low Vitamin D Could Cause Cavities in Babies

Research done by a team at the University of Manitoba found that “low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies.” These findings were based upon a survey of 134 expectant mothers. The study took blood samples from each expectant mother to measure vitamin D levels. Then they […]

Oct
1

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health. If you suffer from osteoporosis, then it is important to let your doctor know about any medications that you may take. Many osteoporosis medicines called antiresorptive agents strive to strengthen bones, […]

Sep
7

Are Cavities Contagious?

While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime, you can also catch a cavity. Although sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown that cavities can be transmitted. This is because bacteria are the culprit in wearing away […]

Aug
31

Burning Mouth Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Have you ever experienced a burning pain in your mouth for multiple days, months, or maybe even longer? If you have, you may be experiencing Burning Mouth Syndrome, here is what you need to know. While any abnormality in your mouth requires a trip to the doctor, burning in your mouth is a clear sign […]

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