At Poser Orthodontics, we have a unique office that emphasizes a team approach to care. Our goal is to provide the finest in quality care, resulting in beautiful, healthy smiles. Dr. Poser has been treating children, teens and adults since 1983. His energy and commitment to making orthodontic care a pleasant and memorable experience are evident throughout our office.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The kids are settled back into school and that means it’s time for extracurricular
activities. When involved in extracurricular activities that are physical kids need to protect themselves, especially their teeth.
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Sports-related dental injuries are reported to be the cause
of over 600,000 emergency rooms visits per year. We advise taking extra
pre-caution to protect your teeth, during orthodontic treatment (ie, braces).
You can take pre-caution by wearing a mouth guard to protect your teeth. A mouth guard is a device that is used to protect your mouth from injury when you
are participating in sporting activity. The use of a mouth guard is especially
important to orthodontic patients.
Types of dental injuries that can occur without a mouth
Fracture: Broken tooth or chipped tooth.
Avulsion: Entire tooth knocked out from the root.
Luxation: tooth mispositioned in socket.
A mouth guard can help prevent injury to the teeth, mouth
and even jaw. Mouth guards are made of flexible material that is fitted to
protect your upper and lower teeth. You can buy a standard mouth guard or get a
custom guard made. The right fit mouth guard will act as cushions protecting
your mouth from hits and preventing serious injury. Not matter the type of
mouth you must wear one to protect your teeth.
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Without a mouth guard injury can result in permanent damage.
While involved with any physical activity under orthodontic treatment consultwith us for the choosing the best mouth guard for you.