Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

  • Are Your New Dentures Triggering Your Gag Reflex?

    Rather obviously, it can be extremely difficult to chew food when you have missing teeth. Your inability to grind food down before swallowing can even pose a choking hazard. Of course, a new set of dentures is certainly going to help you chew food. So why are these new dentures making you feel like you're choking on something, even when you're not eating?  Gag Reflex Your gag reflex (or rather, your pharyngeal reflex, to use its proper term) is an involuntary defensive measure that your body activates when it senses something irregular entering your throat.

  • Choosing a Dental Clinic

    You may become overwhelmed or confused when trying to choose a dental clinic for your family and yourself. However, there are a few ways to narrow down your options. Here are a few important considerations to choose a local dental clinic and get the most out of its services: Consider Dental Clinics in Your Locality The closer the dental clinic is to the areas where you spend most of your time (your home and office), the better.

  • Common Dental Problems Your Dentist Can Help You With

    If you haven't been brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, visiting your dentist occasionally for check-ups or eating properly, your dental system is bound to develop problems. Dental problems aren't fun. Other than experiencing excruciating pain, you might find it difficult to eat or smile. For this reason, it's vital to educate yourself about various dental problems and their possible causes so you can avoid them at all costs.

  • Signs That You are a Candidate for a Dental Mouth Guard

    A trip to the dentist is not everyone's cup of tea, but it is essential. It allows the dentist to identify oral cavity problems as well as possible underlying health problems. Dentists recommend different solutions depending on the oral issue that is diagnosed, with mouth guards being one of them. The devices are dental protection aids worn over the teeth upon recommendation by a dentist. While it is advisable to wait for a dentist's diagnosis and prescription, this article highlights telltale signs that you could be a candidate for mouth guards.

  • Understanding Cosmetic Dentists

    A cosmetic dentist is a dentist who offers dental services aimed at improving your appearance, especially your smile. For you to understand cosmetic dentistry, you need to know the dental conditions that can affect your smile. Missing Teeth You can lose teeth because of an underlying dental condition, a dental disease, an accident or impact from a sport. If you happen to lose some or all of your front or visible teeth, smiling might get problematic for you because you don't want people to see the gaps in your teeth.

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    Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

    As a mum, I know how essential sport can be to children's development. Through team sports like soccer, kids learn persistence, sportsmanship and the value of supporting their team members. However, all that learning carries some risk as well, and a stray elbow or a ball to the face can result in oral injuries. I have been the mum rushing to the emergency room with a precious permanent tooth sitting in a cup of milk. Admittedly, at the time, I wasn't even sure if the cup of milk was the right solution. As a parent, you will face those situations, and I'm here to make sure you know what to do when they pop up. With this blog, let's explore children's dentistry and sports injuries together... I want you to have the info you need to stay cool, calm and collected, regardless of how many teeth are on the pitch.