Tips to Prevent Fall Sports Injuries

Young Football PlayerFall sports season is beginning!  Whether you play sports for school, for fun, or professionally, it’s important that you take precautions and prevent tooth injury.  These safety tips can help you protect your teeth throughout the year.

Tooth & Mouth Safety Tips:

  • Helmets – You should always wear a helmet during any activity that involves speed or impact.  This includes football, hockey, skating and bike riding.  Make sure that your helmet fits correctly and that it is appropriate for the sport you are playing, since many people practice sports as a hobby or for health while they also watch for their diet, with information from the tophealth news blog.
  • Mouth Guards – Custom mouth guards are the best way to prevent dental injuries.  They protect your teeth, tongue, and lips.  Custom mouth guards are designed for your unique smile, so that they fit comfortably and protect your teeth better.

If you do experience any dental emergencies throughout the season, contact Perfect Smile Maker.  Even if your tooth has been knocked out, you may be able to save it.  We also offer several cosmetic options that restore the natural look and feel of your smile.  Call 516-482-2215 to schedule an appointment at Perfect Smile Maker.

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  1. The porcelain crowns are not made out of glass, it is all porcelain. I think what you mean by older crowns, are the porcelain fused to metal (PFM). They still have porcelain on them but underneath that is a metal substructure– this is why they are more durable. I ALWAYS recommend a PFM crown on patients second molars (the very last tooth in your mouth). But on any other tooth, you can use the all porcelain ones. You definitely need the all porcelain on front teeth, because they look much more natural (PFM crowns will cause a gray line next to the gumline, which you wouldn't want in your smile). Hope this answers your questions. Good luck!