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General Dentistry

To Guard, Or Not To Guard? Millions of children participate in sports each year in the United States, and this has resulted in an increase in sports-related injuries. Of these injuries, the National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety reports that dental injuries are the most common type of injury occurring during sports participation. In fact, it is estimated that more than 5 million teeth will be injured in sporting activities this year!

At DS Dental we provide custom mouthguards that are comfortable, resistant to tearing, and resilient. This is in stark contrast to the “boil and bite� over-the-counter mouthguards which don’t fit as well and may interfere with the athlete’s ability to breathe and speak. And the best part of our made-toorder mouthguards is that they are affordable, come in a variety of colors and patterns, and are monogrammed for the patient. If you are concerned that your child’s teeth may be injured while participating in sports, make an appointment with Dr. Spano for a consultation. She will walk you through the process of being fit for a custom mouthguard.

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“You’re never fully dressed without a smile!� An athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard. There are three ways that teeth may

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be injured during sports: ‡)UDFWXUH root fracture, broken or chipped tooth;

‡$YXOVLRQ² entire tooth knocked out; ‡/X[DWLRQ² tooth in socket, but in the wrong position. All of the above injuries to the teeth can be prevented by a properly fitted, custom mouthguard.

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8/31/2016

‡ZZZGVGHQWDOQMFRP The County Woman Magazine

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