It’s safe to say that most Canadian children are active, with studies showing that about 84% of kids are involved in some kind of organized sport each year. Unfortunately, one of the most common sports injuries, and the one with the biggest bill, is damaged teeth.
Luckily, there is a simple way to ensure that your child is protected and can play hard without the concern of serious dental damage.
Mouthguards are thick plastic protective devices shaped like a dental tray, which form to the shape of the teeth, gums, and mouth. The mouthguard creates a barrier between the upper and lower teeth to prevent them from crashing together during impact, as well as protecting the teeth from being hit by something outside of the mouth, such as a puck, stick, or ball..
To make these mouthguards your dentist will make a detailed mould of your teeth and then send the mould to a laboratory. These mouthguards provide the best protection for your mouth by far as they will not lose their shape and will provide extra protection where it’s specifically needed. They are also the most durable and long-lasting option.
If you frequently wake up with a sore jaw, a dull headache or tooth pain, you may want to ask Dr. Marius Caragea if you are suffering from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults.
There are several ways to alleviate the effects of bruxism. One of the most common, which your dentist may recommend, is a night guard. This is an appliance typically worn while sleeping through the night. Dr. Marius Caragea will make an impression of your teeth that will be send to a dental laboratory to fabricate a custom appliance tailored to your individual needs.
Dental Implants Complete Your Smile
If you're missing one or more teeth and would like to fill the gap with the most natural-looking, comfortable solution possible, you'll be interested in hearing about dental implants.
If you have a hard time with your existing tooth/teeth replacement and are looking for other options, implants might be the solution for you.
All treatments at Fairmount Dental provided by a general dentist.