Sports dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention and treatment of oral injuries and oral diseases associated with exercise and sports. It is quite beneficial when you play high-contact sports, like basketball, football, soccer, wrestling, etc. It can help you keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape.
When you think of sports injuries, you probably think about torn ligaments, sprained ankles, broken bones, and even head injuries. You probably don’t think of oral injuries. Unfortunately, most oral injuries occur during sports and exercise. Sports dentistry can help you prevent injury with a mouthguard as well as treat any injury you might suffer, like knocked-out teeth, dislocated jaw, injured oral tissues, cracked teeth, and more.
A mouthguard is a durable appliance that fits over the arch of teeth. It absorbs the shock when hard, forceful objects hit your mouth, which lessens your risk of injury. There are many different mouthguards to choose from, like stock, boil-and-bite, and custom-made mouthguards. For a custom-made mouthguard, please talk to your dentist, Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez.
Call Clearpoint Dentistry today at 281-487-2400 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about sports dentistry in Houston, Texas. The more you know, the better. Our dental team is more than happy to help you!