The weather is warming up and sports season is in full swing. Children, teenagers, and adults across the country are joining baseball, softball, lacrosse, basketball, and football recreational leagues, playing for their high school, or just playing pick-up games in the neighborhood. No matter where you play or what level you play at, dental injury is always a risk. In fact, it is estimated that as much as 39% of dental injuries occur while playing sports, with about 80% affecting one of the front teeth.
Avoiding Tooth and Mouth Injuries in Sports
- Helmet: In sports like football, baseball and softball, lacrosse, and hockey, helmets do more than just protect your head. They can also protect your mouth and thus your teeth! This is why it is so important to make sure your helmet fits properly so it can do its job.
- Mouth Guard: Wearing a mouth guard is one of the easiest ways to protect your teeth, tongue, cheeks, and lips. You can buy a mouth guard in any sporting-goods store. However, for superior protection, we recommend custom fitted mouth guards from your dentist.
Still, no matter how thoroughly you prepare or how safe you are, accidents happen. Dental emergencies happen. And when they do, whether it is a broken tooth or injured gum, it is important to have the issue addressed as soon as possible, if not immediately
Emergency Dentistry in Annapolis
If you or your son or daughter suffered a dental injury while playing sports, Dr. Steckler and the emergency dentistry specialists at Annapolis Dental Care are here to help. We schedule early morning and evening appointments and maintain a well-supplied and well-equipped office, so we can get you in quickly and fix the problem right in our office.
If you have any questions about Emergency Dentistry in Annapolis, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.