May 23rd, 2017
At CFSS Orthodontics, we want to help each and every single one of our patients attain a straighter and healthier smile. To accomplish this, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of orthodontics, including metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign. However, when it comes to having a healthier smile, it’s not purely about orthodontic treatments – it’s important to take care of your teeth as well. One of these ways we recommend taking care of your teeth is by wearing a mouthguard when you’re going to play sports.
Staying Safe While Playing Sports
The American Dental Association suggests that approximately one-third of all dental injuries are sports-related. These dental injuries can include chipped teeth, broken teeth, fractured crowns, root damage to the teeth, and much more. When you’re playing sports, a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from dental injury and trauma. The usage of a mouthguard can actually prevent over 200,000 of these dental injuries that occur while playing sports each year. As an added bonus, mouthguards won’t only protect against these injuries, but they can also prevent some concussions as well.
Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, there’s typically a rise in the amount of time spent playing sports with the potential for dental injuries: basketball, baseball, softball, football, soccer, and several others. If you’ve already spent the time and money to give yourself a straighter and healthier smile, it’s vital for you to wear a mouthguard while you’re playing any sports with the potential for physical contact. After all, you need to invest in your beautiful new smile!
Contact Your Syracuse, Fayetteville, and Fulton Orthodontist!
If you’re looking for orthodontics, such as Invisalign, metal braces, or clear braces, please feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (315) 458-0020. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve an even more beautiful smile!