sports dentistry

Are you wearing your mouthguard this summer?

August 1st, 2011

With summer in full force, our team at the office of Dr. Michael McCarthy thought today would be a great time to remind all our young athletes to take care of their mouth while participating in sports – especially contact sports – this summer.

Common dental injuries in sports during the summer include:

• Knocked out tooth/teeth
• Chipped tooth/teeth
• Displaced teeth

One of the best, and most convenient, ways to prevent injury to your teeth and mouth while playing sports is to wear a mouthguard. There are several types of mouthguards to choose from, and Dr. McCarthy, as well as Dr. Cristen Lindal, can help you choose the best one for your particular needs.

Only by using a mouth guard can people avoid serious sports injuries. The next time you’re in for a visit at our Camarillo dental office, we encourage you to ask us for a mouth guard!