Prepare & Prevent A Fall Dental Emergency! [BLOG]
Fall means school is back in session for many kids and sports conditioning, practices, and games are likely a part of your family’s daily routine.
Because of all that extra activity, whether a member of your family is participating in a contact sport or not, the risk for dental emergencies peaks this time of year.
And it can happen to you or someone you love even if sports aren’t a part of your life.
Teeth grinding and clenching can be a potential hazard for teeth, as they become weak, worn, and even damaged, leaving you vulnerable to dental injury or problems.
It’s important to be prepared with a custom mouthguard from your Ruston, LA dentist!
At Patrick Stuckey, DDS, we can take precise dental impressions to make sure your mouthguard fits fully over your teeth and gums to protect your healthy smile.
We can also create custom niteguards for people who clench their jaw and grind their teeth so that the upper and lower jaw are prevented from putting stress, tension, and pressure on your TMJ and teeth!
*Athletic Mouthguards Can Prevent Dental Damage*
You put a certain amount of trust in your child’s coaching staff to enforce safety rules and guidelines. But unfortunately, not every organization requires the use of an athletic mouthguard, in which case, it’s important to be your child’s advocate and make them wear one anyway.
No matter if you’re talking about a contact sport or not, dental injuries can happen to anyone at any time because of:
*Mishaps & Missteps
*Trips, Slips, & Falls
*Overly Aggressive Opponents
*Stray Balls & Other Equipment
Without a properly-fitted athletic mouthguard, teeth and gums don’t have the protection they need against these potential hazards, which puts you or your child at risk for dental emergencies.
*A Better Fit Means Better Protection*
Don’t be fooled by the boil-and-bite mouthguards you see in sporting goods stores. The promise of a customized fit may sound plausible in theory, the fact is that only your Ruston, LA dentist can give your child athlete a precise, snug, and comfortable fit.
You’ll know you’ve made the right investment in your child’s smile when their custom mouthguard fits comfortably enough that he or she will actually wear it instead of letting it fall to the bottom of their gym bag or locker.
A better fit means better protection, as well as better concentration, focus, and performance on the field.
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Along with routine cleanings and exams, an athletic mouthguard will give your child the right amount of protection against dental damage and give you peace of mind knowing they’re safe.