Injuries caused by sports
Did you know that without the usage of a mouthguard, your child’s teeth are 60 times more likely to be damaged?
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 3 million teeth are lost each year in child sports?
A child or teen who does not wear a mouthguard is more likely to shatter teeth, damage their jaw, get a concussion, and have their lips and cheeks lacerated…ouch!
Mouth guards provide a cushion in front of your teeth, reducing any hits to the face and protecting your teeth.
Football, hockey, basketball, boxing, field hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, wrestling, roller hockey, and other sports support the use of mouthguards.
Your mouthguard is your ally in maintaining the health and integrity of your teeth!
Teens who have or want facial piercings have increased in popularity in recent years. Oral piercings have also become increasingly common among these piercings.
Lower lip piercings, upper lip piercings, frenulum piercings, and tongue piercings all put your oral health at danger.
The piercing puts pressure on the back of the teeth, causing them to loosen, move, or create gaps where none previously existed.
A diastema is a type of dental problem that can occur with or without the help of oral piercing.
Cracking or chipping of the teeth from repeated collisions, bacterial infections, and/or gum erosion are some of the other issues that might arise from an oral piercing.
Tobacco and nicotine, in any form, can harm your teeth and mouth irreversibly.
Tobacco chewing, cigarettes, nicotine gum, and e-cigarettes are all guilty of producing minor health difficulties that can lead to serious health problems.
Chewing snuff can induce periodontal disease or precancerous lesions in the mouth and gums in as little as four months of regular use.
E-cigarettes can harbor a variety of bacteria and contain chemicals that are harmful to the body and mouth, while cigarettes can cause dry mouth, browning and staining of the teeth, as well as speeding up any decay in the mouth caused by the chemicals and smoke.
Stay away from cigarettes and nicotine in any form for the sake of your oral health and overall wellness.
Sweets, sodas, and energy drinks are some of the most common beverages consumed.
Despite its negative notoriety, an astonishing amount of teenagers consume soda and other sugary soft drinks on a daily basis, despite the fact that this practice contributes to unhealthy habits and poor overall health.
Teens have a thing for sweets, sodas, and energy drinks, and it’s no secret.
They enjoy the short caffeine boost for physical and mental energy, the convenience of being able to consume them on the go, the low cost, and, of course, the sweetened carbonation and tastes.
The amount of harm these sugary delicacies may do to the gums, mouth, and teeth is not a rumor.
The amount of sugar in each of these soft drinks would surprise you, because these sugars love to attach to the surfaces, grooves, and crevices between your teeth.
The acidity of the drinks also wears down the enamel over time, resulting in dull and discoloured teeth.
Some soft drinks are used to clean appliances and drains for a reason!
Wisdom teeth are a type of tooth that has been passed down
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, appear during adolescence. Around the ages of 17 and 21, they begin to show up.
There may not be enough room in the mouth for teeth to grow properly, or they may be growing in a direction that isn’t straight up in the mouth and/or sideways.
Your dentist will send you to an oral surgeon to have your wisdom teeth extracted in certain situations.
Your dentist will keep a close eye on the growth and development of your wisdom teeth, as well as any indications and symptoms of wisdom teeth, such as pain, infection, sensitivity in the area, cysts, and damage to neighboring teeth.
Biting down on the strong fingernail keratin can wear down the enamel over time, resulting in chips and minor fractures.
Frequent biting can injure and shred the surrounding gum tissue with its jagged and sharp fingernail edges.
Not to mention the fact that your hands and fingers are constantly exposed to a variety of microorganisms from various surfaces, and biting your nails brings these germs into your mouth. Yuck!
Increased stress on the body might result in the formation of certain worried or stressed behaviours.
Teeth grinding, also known as “bruxism,” jaw clenching, or teeth gnashing, is one of these practices that can have a direct impact on your teeth.
Grinding one’s teeth at night can harm the crowns of one’s teeth as well as disrupt sleep habits. Stress, pressure fluctuations, growth, and anxiety can all contribute to bruxism.
Because of bruxism, dentists frequently recommend wearing a mouthguard at night.