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Dr Fareed Amod - Protect your pearly whites

Attention all sports enthusiasts! Did you know that mouth guards are an absolute game-changer when it comes to protecting your pearly whites? Be more like Jika@Relentless Boxing. As your trusted dental clinic, we want to emphasize the importance of mouth guards for athletes of all ages.


Many people are unaware of the risks associated with a traumatic tooth injury. While there are different types of mouthguards for sport, a custom-made mouthguard can significantly reduce damage to your teeth.


Here’s why:

1.      Mouth guards act as a shield, absorbing and dispersing the impact of blows or falls to your face and mouth. Whether you’re dribbling on the basketball court, kicking the soccer ball, or tackling opponents on the football field, a mouth guard is your ultimate defence against dental injuries.


Bite guards should also be used by anyone who practices bodybuilding, yoga, pilates and other non-contact sports. Bite guards cover the tips and back of the teeth and do not cause the upper lip to push forward. They are also used to prevent grinding of the teeth during exercise in which we may grit our teeth to get through heavy lifts or tension movements.


2.      Preserve your smile: Our goal is to keep your beautiful smiles intact! By wearing a mouth guard, you significantly reduce the risk of chipping or fracturing your teeth during sports activities. Don’t let an accidental collision spoil your winning smile!


3.      Avoid costly treatments: Dental procedures can be both time-consuming and expensive. By investing in a mouth guard, you can prevent the need for intricate and costly dental work. Remember, prevention is always better than cure!


Possible Dental Injuries

Chipped teeth are the most common dental injury. If teeth have been chipped or fractured, or if they are loose or tender to the touch, you should see your dentist within 12 hours.


When an athlete takes a blow to the face, a cracked or fractured tooth could result. Superficial cracks in the enamel aren’t high risk for dental health. However, if a tooth’s crack begins at the tooth’s crown and extends downward, it’s a cracked tooth. While you might have a crack and not experience

any pain, you might experience symptoms such as:

·        Sharp pain when you bite down

·        Tooth pain that comes and goes

·        Pain while eating and drinking, especially when you consume hot or cold foods


If an athlete receives a blow at a certain angle, a fractured root may result. A fractured root begins at the root level and works its way to the tooth’s visible surface.


Because these fractures are often invisible, you might only discover the problem when an infection develops or potential tooth loss is evident at your next check-up. Another reason regular dentist visits are essential.


Prevention is worth to protect your jaw and teeth. The cost of replacing a lost tooth is about 20 times more than the price of a custom-fitted mouthguard. A mouthguard/bite guard should fit securely, allow for easy breathing and speaking and be comfortable.


At Crown Dental Studio, we specialise in crafting custom[1]made mouth guards that provide optimal comfort and protection for athletes. We strongly advise investing in a professional-grade mouthguard to keep your smile safe. If you (or your child) are active in sports, ask us about this important protection device.


Crown Dental Studio is one of the few truly 24-hour dental practises in Durban as this is not limited to emergency dentistry treatment.


Address: 26 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North.

T: +27 (0)81 207 8621


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