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Why custom made dental guards are a good investment for your child in sports

Why custom made dental guards are a good investment for your child in sports

by Shearly (SU)
If you think all dental mouth guards are created equal, you may be surprised to learn that studies have shown that children who play sports are more prone to certain forms of injuries involving the head. And as small as it is, a custom fitted dental mouth guard may help prevent additional damage to not only the mouth, but the brain as well. You see, those over the counter, one-size-fits-all dental guards may actually increase your child’s risk for certain forms of injuries because they tend to slip or shift, while custom made dental guards are a very good investment for those with children in sports. When it comes to the health and wellness of your child, you probably don’t want some cheaply made, generally molded device being the thing protecting them against lost teeth and concussions.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed in front of Your Dentist

Why You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed in front of Your Dentist

by Shearly (SU)
Did you know that according to a recent study by the Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center, a whopping 30 to 40 million people in the United States are either fearful, or feel too embarrassed about going to see the dentist? It is true. Dental anxiety is a very real issue for millions of people. The first thing you should know is that there is no need to be embarrassed in front of your dentist.

Picking Your Dentist

Picking Your Dentist

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Picking your new dentist is a lot like hunting for the perfect pair of jeans; it needs to be comfortable and a good fit that leaves you feeling and looking your best. Whether you are looking for a family dental provider or in need of an emergency extraction, finding an exceptional dentist is worth the minimal time investment it takes to find them.

Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

by Shearly (SU)
Dentists—like everyone else—can dream, can’t they? As caring, highly-trained dental professionals, there are certain things that your dentist wishes you knew. For starters, one of those obvious things: if you wear lipstick, you really should wipe it off before you sit down in the dentist’s chair. After all, your dentist wants to see your pearly whites and will be working in your mouth, and the lipstick tends to get in the way!