It’s that time of the school year, when the kids have started settling in to their classes and routines and after school games. This week an unfortunate accident happen to our patient – he broke his permanent front tooth when playing. Almost every year, we see a few accidents such as these. What is more unfortunate is that some of these are totally avoidable with a sports mouth-guard – which is not the same as a night guard.

mouth guard injuryBroken Tooth picture 1Broken Tooth picture 2

The sports mouth is an appliance that is used to protect people’s teeth from being damaged due to a hit to the face or a fall. A sports mouth-guard is usually made with a thicker material and it is made to extend to cover the entire jaw, even the gum tissue so that the entire mouth can be protected from the impact of a fall or hit. While a night guard may be made from durable hard acrylic plastic to withstand grinding over a long period of time, a sport mouth-guard is usually made from a softer material that can absorb the force of sudden impact.

There are some over the counter mouth-guards which do not fit as well as the professionally made sports mouth guard, and because of the ill fit , it may not be as protective during the course of an impact. Hence we do recommend a professional mouth guard to prevent or reduce the chances of huge impact to the mouth . Please insist on your kids wearing them for most contact sports.  Remember – Prevention is the key.

Dr Jay and her team at Serene Dentistry is working on this case, and will update you soon on the progress.

WE ARE OPEN

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

OPEN & PROVIDING FULL-SUITE DENTAL CARE!

As our community slowly “opens up” on the other side of the pandemic, we’re nothing short of thrilled that we can provide much-needed dental care to you and your family.

Nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and safety of our patients, team members, and community. And to do so, we have put in place and conscientiously and systematically perform safety and sterilization protocols mandated and recommended by the CDC, OSHA, and our governing dental associations.

If you are a current patient who has missed your recare appointment due to distancing, please call us now to reschedule (if we haven’t already reached you). It’s important that your care is brought up to date as soon as possible.

If you are a new patient to us, we welcome you warmly and will fit you right in.

Thank you for your trust in us. We sincerely appreciate the privilege of serving you with excellent compassionate care.

If you have any questions, please call our practice at 469-352-9859. We promise to answer your questions clearly and honestly.

We’re here to help you and can’t wait to see your smile!