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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
28

Wax On vs. Wax Off

If you’ve ever shopped for dental floss – and you really should – you may have noticed that there are two varieties of nylon floss sold: waxed and unwaxed. Although most people prefer the sturdiness of floss coated in wax, many find that the added layer of wax can sometimes be difficult to comfortably fit […]

Oct
23

What Your Bone Type Could Mean For Dental Implant Treatment

“It depends.” That’s probably an answer you will often hear if you’re considering getting dental implants. This is because there are so many things to consider when placing a dental implant. One of the many considerations that your dentist needs to take into account before placing a dental implant is what type of bone you […]

Oct
15

The Battleground At the Root of An Infected Tooth

When a tooth is so badly infected that the bacteria make their way through the entire tooth and reach the gums beneath, the result is a painful infection at the base of the tooth (known as a periapical lesion). In addition to the general inflammatory pain at the site of infection, any pressure applied on […]

Oct
8

Please, Please, Please Don’t File Down Your Teeth

We’ve seen a disturbing trend on TikTok where people, mostly teens, have been filing down their front teeth in order to make them ‘even’ or ‘straight’. We can’t believe we have to say this, but please don’t do it. We can’t stress enough just how bad this is, but let’s discuss the gruesome details of […]

Oct
1

The Time Right After Your Tooth-Whitening Treatment is Critical

Teeth bleaching has been shown to be an effective and lasting treatment for stained teeth time and again. With the right treatment protocols, some patients even report white teeth lasting for a year or more. But regardless of which tooth bleaching treatment you get, here are some things to know if you want to maximize […]

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