Friday, 8 August 2014
Pickering Emergency Dentist: Hockey and Teeth Just Don’t Mix Well
Fortunately, your child can avoid having a tooth or two knocked loose by wearing a mouth guard. You can ask a trusted Pickering dentist to take an impression of your child’s teeth, which you then bring to a service that fashions custom mouth guards. If your dentist doesn’t offer this service, ask where you can purchase a boil-and-bite mouth guard. Your dentist can also teach you and your child how to determine if a particular mouth guard offers proper protection. Of course, even the sturdiest mouth guard cannot claim to 100 percent protect your child from a dental injury. If your child loses a tooth while playing, immediately pick up the tooth by the crown (chewing surface) and rinse it with water if dirty. Afterward, place the tooth in a container with milk and see a Pickering emergency dentist.