Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mouthguards Can Save Your Smile: Dental Wisdom From Miami Dentist Dr. Carroll

Miami Dentist and Mouthguards
Why should you wear a mouthguard? While they're not mandatory equipment in all
sports, their value is indisputable. mouthguards cushion blows to the face and neck. They're especially important for athletes playing contact sports, but other athletes face no shortage of hazards: balls, sticks, elbows, goalposts, trees - heck, even the ground could do quite a number on your teeth!

A mouthguard should be part of every athlete's gear, no matter the sport. Parents
should make sure their children are protected. Even adults and weekend athletes need
to protect their smiles and preserve their health.
Do: Wear a mouthguard at all times when playing sports. Wear a mouthguard customfitted
by your dentist, especially if you wear bridges or braces.
Don't: Wear removable appliances like retainers when playing sports.

There are two types of mouthguards:
Custom-made: Designed by a dentist and made on a cast of your teeth. These cause
very little interference with speaking or breathing. They provide the best protection and
fit over braces and fixed bridges. They also cost more.
Ready-made: Purchased at most sporting goods stores. They are the least expensive,
the least effective, and least comfortable. They also tend to make you look a little silly
and talk like a buffoon. If you would like to "play it safe!" by wearing a comfortable mouthguard to protect your

teeth, or if you have any questions about dental health for athletes, please give us a call at (305) 948-9102 and let us help you look and feel your best with a beautiful smile. Having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances your appearance and allows you to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve your teeth and smile with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.
Don't wait! Call us today at (305) 948-9102 & visit our website
Best dentists in North Miami.    (305) 948-9102 Dentist in Miami, North Miami, and Aventura
C A R R O L L   D E N T I S T R Y
15801 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 200
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160

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