New Year’s Knock Out!

Celebrating New Year’s is always inspirational and full of hope.

New-Years-Resolutions

Just as any athlete hopes for a knock out win. We hope your New Year has begun with a bang!

IMG_5423

However, if you are one of the unlucky athletes, or non-athletes, who knock out a tooth, try not to panic and remember these steps: T.O.O.T.H.

T. Touch only the tooth crown (biting edge). Do not touch the tooth root.

O. Only reinsert a permanent tooth, not a baby tooth. Rinse and gently reinsert it applying careful pressure.

O. Opt for immersing the tooth in whole milk or water, if you are unable to reinsert it.

T. Time is critical!

H. Head to your dentist or emergency room immediately!

According to the American Dental Association, sports guards are estimated to prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college football.

Mouth-Guard-for-Braces

Town & Country Orthodontics knows all too well the effects sports injuries can have on patients with braces. Many sports like football require sports guards for participation. Other sports do not require sports guards but can have high incidence of oral trauma making one recommended. Remember, Play hard… keep teeth!

IMG_0841

Town & Country Orthodontics

Specializing in Smiles

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s