Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that you will give up keeping fit and active! Winter is the season for some of our favorite sporting activities, and when you are donning your protective gear, don't forget to protect your teeth as well.
BASKETBALL. This sport actually tallies as one of the highest counts of dental injuries. Running, jumping, and diving for the ball can lead to tooth and jaw injuries.
HOCKEY. Notorious for the toll that it takes on teeth, hockey is a game of sticks, ice, and whizzing pucks. The more protection the better.
SKIING. When you are flying down the slopes, combining powdery snow and speed, mouth protection just makes since.
WRESTLING. Grappling and pinning in close quarters can lead to unintended injuries after accidental contact with the mat or your opponent.
Different uniforms, different equipment, and different playing fields, but all of these sports hove one thing in common--the need for mouth protection- and the easiest way to protect your teeth while playing them is with a mouthguard. Call our office at 918-455-0123 to learn more or to make an appointment!
Having a nice, bright smile for the New Year can affect the way that you look, and in turn, improve how you feel about yourself! Research has shown that the first thing that people typically notice is a person's smile. Though many people don't like to admit it, humans often judge others first on their looks.
Overtime, your teeth may become stained from foods and beverages. Teeth-whitening techniques can be an effective solution to restore confidence in your smile and your life. Our team is here to help you regain your smile with brightened teeth that have been affected by life's wear.
Your smile can affect:
- Personal & Work-Related Relationships
- Job Interviews & Meetings
- Success Dealing With Customers & Potential Clients
- Your Confidence & General Happiness
- Overall Outlook On Daily Interactions
Regaining confidence in your smile can be helpful in all of these areas of your life and more. If you think that your smile has been hoding you back, let this New Year be The Year that you restore the brightness of your smile! If you are in need of an appointment, call our dental office at 918-455-0123!
Check out these easy Holiday tips to help keep the Holly Jolly in your Christmas Season! First, your stocking forecast this year will almost certainly include a dusting of sugar as 77% of people include candy in holiday gifts according to the National Confectioners Association. Giving Candy? Consider chocolate. It washes off of your teeth more easily than sticker sweets like candy canes.
Second Tip: During the Holidays, many people use their teeth as tools to quickly cut through the wrappings to get to the surprise inside. Although Grandma may be an expert wrapper, using your teeth to try and undo the Fort Knox knots that she's tied in the ribbon is not a great idea. Your teeth were made for eating, not to stand in as a pair of scissors. Don't spoil your Christmas with an unexpected chipped tooth, injured jaw or trip to Urgent Care because of inadvertently swallowing something!
Next Tip: The Holidays are very hectic and many patients don't have the extra time for a trip to the dentist for that bleaching appointment. So if you are dreaming of a white smile for your family Christmas photos, try this "Dental Tip" to whiten your teeth in 30 seconds or less. Wear a red or pink lipstick with a blue undertone. Thanks to how the eye perceives these colors, your teeth will instantly appear much whiter and brighter!
Finally, between holiday parties, travel and other seasonal happenings, it's very easy to slip out of your normal habits. Don't wait until New Year's to make your dental health a priority again. If you have a regular dental visit scheduled, keep the appointment. And don't forget to brush two minutes twice daily and clean between your teeth with floss once a day!
Hopefully these few tips can keep your Christmas Season merry and bright!
God Bless & Merry Christmas,
This Is A Holiday Public Service Announcement...No seriously, with the year coming to a fast close, those patients with flex spending, health savings accounts, or unused insurance benefits need to remember that to maximize your benefits, now is the time to schedule your dental visit! Although the Holidays are hectic and everyone's focus has shifted to the year ending "rush to the finish," don't forget that your dental health needs are more important than just another "loose end" that can be tied up later or something that can be simply put on your New Year's Resolution List!
Before long, as Fall Football will be wrapping up and the excitement of Basketball gets underway, many of our patients will be hanging up their cleats and hitting the court for free throws, jump shots and fast breaks! During this time of transition, it is important to remind all athletes to play it safe when out on the court. Many athletes not only hang up their cleats but also disregard their athletic mouth guards. Unfortunately, basketball remains the number one sport for dental injuries! Although many younger players are more concerned about having the right shoes, basketball is definitely a contact sport and wearing a mouth guard at all times, even during a practice scrimmage, is a very important part of your basketball gear.
Our office can provide you with a custom Athletic Guard for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening Sports activities such as basketball. If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our our office at 918-455-0123! Play safe!
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