Category Archives: Dental Emergencies / Injuries

Important Reasons for Mouth Guards

A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The American Dental Association projects that one third of all dental injuries are sports related.1 … Continue reading

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The Facts about Mouth Guards

A mouth guard is made of soft plastic or laminate material that protects the teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue. It is highly important that children or adults involved in sports wear a mouth guard. Types of Mouth Guards to Choose … Continue reading

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Mouth Guards and Maintenance

Once you have had your mouth guard adjusted to fit your teeth you must learn to properly maintain your mouth guard. A mouth guard should only be worn during sport practices and games. Do not chew on the mouth guard … Continue reading

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Helmets and Mouth Guards

Statistics, Sports, Splatters and Spills An Ounce of Prevention Still Worth a Pound of Cure Mouth guards range in price from $5.00, low-end bought in the store, to $150.00, top-of-the-line custom fit Rehabilitation costs for a single knocked out tooth … Continue reading

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What are Sports Mouth Guards ?

What Are Sports Guards and Mouth Guards? Sports guards, mouth guards and mouth protectors are different names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects them from blows to the face and head. Mouth guards are … Continue reading

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Sports Safety: Avoiding Tooth and Mouth Injuries

A few years ago, a dental newsletter published what seemed like an unusual story. A boy snagged his teeth on a basketball net while doing a slam-dunk. A freakish accident? Not quite. After the article appeared, nearly 40 dentists wrote … Continue reading

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Tooth abscess: What are the symptoms?

A tooth abscess is a collection of pus that’s caused by a bacterial infection in the root of a tooth or in the gum tissue surrounding the tooth. The primary symptom of a tooth abscess is a severe, persistent, throbbing … Continue reading

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Pizza Palate

What Is It? Your pizza arrives, you’re hungry and it smells so good. You take out that first piece, dripping with cheese, take a big bite … and burn the roof of your mouth. Now you have pizza palate. Other … Continue reading

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Traumatic Injuries of the Lips and Tongue

What Is It? Trauma to the lips, tongue and the inside of the mouth is quite common. The soft flesh of the lips and their exposed location make them vulnerable to injury. A blow to the face can crush your … Continue reading

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Abscess

When the inside of your mouth gets hurt or irritated, bacteria may enter and cause an infection. Sometimes you will see a painful swelling filled with pus (a thick, yellowish fluid). If the pus can’t drain out, the area will … Continue reading

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