Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Don't overlook your children's teeth and gums when making crucial choices regarding their health and wellbeing. Children who develop good oral hygiene practices at an early age are more likely to retain excellent brushing and flossing as adults, experience much fewer dental issues throughout life, keep a positive self-image, and perform better in school than kids with poor oral health. Your involvement as a parent is crucial in assisting children in developing lifetime oral hygiene and smiles.
Mouth guards are an essential piece of equipment in contact sports. They should be worn by athletes of all ages who participate in sports such as:
- …any sport where contact is a possibility.
Wearing a mouth guard can help you avoid injuries like lacerations to your cheeks, tongue, and lips as well as structural damage to your teeth and jaw. Also demonstrated to help lower the risk of concussions is the use of mouth protectors.
The majority of sporting goods stores sell mouth guards, but you should be cautious when making your purchase. This type of mouth guard does not provide the highest level of safety. They frequently fit poorly and are uncomfortable.
You should visit your dentist for a custom mouth guard fitting if you want the best level of comfort and security. For YOUR mouth's best protection, a custom mouth guard is made just for you. It is made of thin, toughened plastic to safeguard your teeth. The thinness of the customized mouth guard facilitates conversation and easy breathing (especially important for you star quarterbacks calling out the signals).
See your dentist today for a custom mouth guard to protect your teeth and ensure that you maintain the highest level of performance on the field, court, or rink.
On your back teeth (molars), sealants are a great way to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Because they are utilized for chewing and are the hardest to reach and clean, these teeth are the most susceptible to cavities and decay. Molars first appear between the ages of 5-7, and a second set appears between the ages of 11–14. To provide early protection, it is recommended to have a sealant applied when the molars first erupt.
An adhesive is first applied to the teeth in order to install a sealant. The sealant is then applied as a liquid, as if it were being painted directly onto the tooth, over the adhesive. The liquid then solidifies, forming a shield between your teeth and any bacteria, food particles, or plaque. Sealants can be reapplied if necessary and last for around 10 years.