If you play high-contact sports and activities, then sports dentistry can benefit you in many ways. In fact, this branch of dentistry focuses on the prevention and treatment of oral injuries and oral diseases related to sports and exercise. With its help, you can maintain a top-notch smile and oral health while you’re active.
Unfortunately, most oral injuries occur during sports. This is because many people don’t take measures to protect their smiles as they participate, like wear a mouthguard. This can result in knocked-out teeth, cracked teeth, a dislocated jaw, harmed gums, and more. The best way to prevent these injuries is by wearing a mouthguard. The best way to treat these injuries is with sports dentistry.
When it comes to mouthguards, there are many options you can choose from. Those include stock mouthguards, boil-and-bite mouthguards, and custom-made mouthguards. You can typically find stock and boil-and-bite guards at your local sporting goods store. If you’re interested in a custom-made mouthguard, please talk to your dentist, Dr. Jessica Gorelik. These guards take the shock and pressure away that are involved when hard objects hit the mouth, which protects your teeth and gums from injury.
For more information and details about sports dentistry in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, please reach out to 201 Dental Care at 201.944.1969 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to assist you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call.