Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

  • Top Reasons to Swap Dentures for Dental Implants

    Dentures are a standard solution for people without more than half of their teeth. However, although dentures are a time-tested solution, they have drawbacks, such as poor fit and the need for regular adjustments. Therefore, if you no longer feel comfortable with dentures in your mouth, you should think about getting all-on-four dental implants. The full-arch teeth are screwed into the jaw bone and can stay on for a lifetime. This article explores the reasons all-on-four dental implants are an excellent choice compared to dentures.

  • How Periodontal Disease Can Result in a Lost Tooth

    Gum disease isn't particularly serious in its early stages. Without professional treatment, gum disease will progress, causing a succession of increasingly serious dental problems. This can even cause your teeth to become loose and fall out. How can gum disease cause this level of damage, and how can the damage be reversed? Late Stage Periodontal Disease Gingivitis is one of the most common early forms of periodontal disease and is easily corrected.

  • Why Dental Implants Are Nothing To Fear For Young People

    If you are below the age of fifty, you probably were not expecting any serious kind of dental work this early on in your life. Everyone kind of expects to one day end up with dentures or false teeth, but getting them done so early can come as quite a shock. There are many reasons why this can be necessary, from accidents that crush your teeth to serious decay and genetic defects.

  • Should You Get Invisalign Braces?

    If you are considering Invisalign braces, you might already know about the other braces that came before them (traditional metal, lingual and porcelain/ceramic braces). Of course, Invisalign braces look elegant and classy, but are they as good as other braces? Note the following: Invisalign Braces Suitability It might be important to note that Invisalign braces are not suitable for all cases of crooked or misaligned teeth; they only treat less severe cases.

  • 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.

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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.