We want to remind you to play it safe when participating in any type of recreational or organized activity where your face may come into contact with anything that can damage your mouth and teeth! An estimated 12 million people ages 5 to 22 have a sports-related injury. This has led to 20 million lost days of school and approximately $33 billion in healthcare costs.
The most common causes of dental injuries include:
being hit in the face
having an accident while playing a sport
Some activities and sports are more likely than others to lead to accidents that cause dental injury. The most common activities that lead to childhood injuries are: basketball, football, bicycling, playgrounds, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, trampolining and skateboarding.
While some sports related injuries are unavoidable, many can be prevented. Mouth guards and facemasks have been shown to reduce both the frequency and severity of dental and facial trauma. It’s best to wear a fitted mouth guard (one that’s custom-made by your dentist).
At Lindner Dental Associates, we make custom mouth guards using cutting-edge digital scanning technology and 3D printers. Digital impressions allow the dentist to create a virtual, computer- generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth using lasers and other optical scanning devices. This technology captures clear and accurate impressions in minutes, without the need for traditional impression materials (goop) that are often times messy, can have a bad taste, and are notoriously uncomfortable. Digital scans are fast, accurate and comfortable! Once the digital scan is taken, 3D printers are used to print highly precise models of your teeth and a lab technician uses the models to fabricate your customize mouth guard.
We want to help you prevent serious and painful injuries that can take the fun out of what you enjoy. Whether your child is playing a contact sport or just having fun at recess, at the park, or a backyard game of kickball, accidents happen. Mouth guards are a must!