Sports Dentistry is the treatment and prevention of Orofacial athletic injuries and related oral disease and manifestations.
Pre-season screenings and examinations are essential in preventing injuries. Examinations include health histories, at risk dentitions, diagnosis of cavities, bite relationships, orthodontics, loose teeth, dental habits, crown and bridgework, missing teeth, artificial teeth, and the possible need for extractions for orthodontic concerns or wisdom teeth.
Determination of the need for a specific type and design of athletic mouth guard for injury prevention is made at this time. Here in Smithville and Plattsburg, Dr. Robin, Dr. Matt and their team are specifically trained on the prevention of sports injuries.
A sports mouth guard is one of the most important pieces of athletic equipment. Athletes who don’t wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth! If you treasure your or your child’s smile, getting a custom designed sports mouth guard is a must!
There are three types of sports mouth guards, the most efficient and effective type of sports mouth guard is custom designed here at Hildebrand Dental by Dr. Robin and Dr. Matt. The other soptions are a fitted mouth guard, which is pre-made and fitted to your mouth and a ready-made sports mouth guard, which is available in most sports equipment stores. Although inexpensive, these two alternatives are also the least effective!
Protect both you and your child from serious injuries, have Dr. Robin and Dr. Matt custom design and build a proper, professional sports mouth guard for you or your child.