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By DR REGGIE THOMAS
January 11, 2019
Category: SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that you will give up keeping fit and active!  Winter is the season for some of our favorite sporting activities, and when you are donning your protective gear, don't forget to protect your teeth as well.

BASKETBALL. This sport actually tallies as one of the highest counts of dental injuries. Running, jumping, and diving for the ball can lead to tooth and jaw injuries.

HOCKEY. Notorious for the toll that it takes on teeth, hockey is a game of sticks, ice, and whizzing pucks. The more protection the better.

SKIING. When you are flying down the slopes, combining powdery snow and speed, mouth protection just makes since.

WRESTLING. Grappling and pinning in close quarters can lead to unintended injuries after accidental contact with the mat or your opponent.

Different uniforms, different equipment, and different playing fields, but all of these sports hove one thing in common--the need for mouth protection- and the easiest way to protect your teeth while playing them is with a mouthguard.  Call our office at 918-455-0123 to learn more or to make an appointment!

God Bless,
Dr. Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By DR REGGIE THOMAS
November 30, 2018
Category: SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

Before long, as Fall Football will be wrapping up and the excitement of Basketball gets underway, many of our patients will be hanging up their cleats and hitting the court for free throws, jump shots and fast breaks!  During this time of transition, it is important to remind all athletes to play it safe when out on the court.  Many athletes not only hang up their cleats but also disregard their athletic mouth guards.  Unfortunately, basketball remains the number one sport for dental injuries!  Although many younger players are more concerned about having the right shoes, basketball is definitely a contact sport and wearing a mouth guard at all times, even during a practice scrimmage, is a very important part of your basketball gear.

Our office can provide you with a custom Athletic Guard for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening Sports activities such as basketball.  If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our our office at 918-455-0123! Play safe!

God Bless,
Dr. Thomas

 



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