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School Is In! Sports Season Is, Too! Avoid Mouth Injuries Easily!

School is resuming for our children. Along with a new school year, many adolescents and teens begin a new season of participation in sports. As a parent, I’m all for involvement that reinforces team interaction and active play. As a dentist, I hold my breath. Year after year, I see patients who have taken a blow to the mouth or jaw that resulted in deep cuts to the lips or tongue, cuts on the inside of the mouth, chipped teeth, teeth that are knocked loose or out altogether, and jaw injuries.

It’s not just the rigorous contact sports such as football and hockey that place your child in harm’s way for these injuries. Basketball, gymnastics, skate boarding, soccer, lacrosse and baseball are just as likely to be the setting for an injury to the teeth, mouth or jaw.

These problems can be avoided, or their severity can be greatly reduced, with a simple, inexpensive mouth piece. A mouthguard is priceless when it comes to the avoidance of injuries, some which can be severe. An athlete is 60 times more prone to an injury to teeth when a mouthguard is not worn. Mouthguards can even reduce the severity of concussions.

There are over-the-counter types, which tend to be bulky and cumbersome in the mouth. These tend to get less use as a result. Somewhat better are the boil-and-bite mouthguards, which conform to the fit of teeth to some extent. The types that are most favored are custom-made mouthguards formed specifically to the contours of teeth and gums by an experienced dentist. A mouthguard that fits well without bulk tends to be worn more often and with less resistance by the wearer.

A custom-made mouthguard is resilient, tear-resistant, will not interfere with speech or breathing, and fits comfortably. They should be worn during practice sessions as well as game times. And, last year’s mouthguard may not have the snug fit that is necessary for optimal protection. A newly-fitted mouthguard is advised on an annual basis. These custom fits are highly important for those who have braces, a protruding jaw, receding chin or cleft palate.

Mouthguards should be easy to care for with simple measures. For custom-made types, cleaning can be done by rinsing and brushing with a toothbrush. It should be stored in a strong container that is vented and never left sitting in the sun or held under hot water.

I cannot tell you the treatment time, expense and parental anguish I’ve seen when a child’s mouth injury occurs. They can be avoided so simply and affordably. Ask about custom mouthguards for your family members as well as yourself. When your children see YOU are committed to wearing a mouthguard while biking, shooting hoops, and playing softball in the backyard, they’ll be more inclined to get into the habit themselves.

Call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to learn more.

Be Accident-Free For Your Holiday Weekend!

Ahhhh … Labor Day weekend is here, which typically signifies the last of Summer’s outdoor fun. Yet, remember that outside activities can result in an unhappy smile should you forget to wear your mouth guard.

We find that the custom-fitted mouth guards made in our office are worn more frequently because they are simply more comfortable. The ones we create conform to the specific contours of your mouth and are less bulky than store-bought types, yet highly protective.

However, should the worst happen and you (or someone nearby) have an accident, these tips can lessen the damage:

CUT OR BITTEN TONGUE, LIP OR CHEEK – Apply cold compress to bruised area. If there is bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop within 15 minutes or cannot be controlled by simple pressure, go to a hospital emergency room.

KNOCKED OUT PERMANENT TOOTH – Handle the tooth by the top portion rather than the root. Rinse the tooth, but do not clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Try to reinsert the tooth into the socket and hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean gauze or cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place the tooth in a cup of milk or water and call us immediately. Time is a critical factor in saving a tooth.

BROKEN TOOTH – Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place cold compresses over the area of the injury. Save any broken tooth fragments and contact us immediately.

Don’t learn the hard way to wear your mouth guard! Making one for you is fast and affordable, and a wise investment for a lasting smile!

Get The Competitive Edge Of A Greek Warrior!

What’s this about MouthWear that can …

Lower your golf score, put more stamina in your run, add more power to your tennis swing, power you up in about any non-contact sport!

Ancient Greek athletes bit down on a leather strap for a competitive edge. Viking and Roman warriors would clamp down on leather bits for more focus on the battlefield. Something worked here, but it never evolved.  Until now.

Armour Bite® is designed to unlock your body’s instinctive reflex system – teeth clenching – to give you an athletic edge, from running to golf to tennis or nearly any sport.

When you train and compete, your natural reaction is to clench your jaw. This compresses the TMJ (jaw joint), which releases excess performance-sapping hormones (like cortisol) to produce stress, fatigue and distraction.

Armour Bite is a member of the Under Armour® line of products, famous for their innovative performance apparel and moisture wicking fabrics, in particular. It is designed to prevent your teeth from clenching and pivot the jaw forward. This relieves pressure on the jaw joints and eliminates the excess negative hormones and energy-draining effects so you can achieve your full athletic potential.

If you’re looking to excel competitively, or just knock some strokes off your handicap, call (586) 739-2155 to discuss Armour Bite with Dr. Barbat during a complimentary consultation appointment.

Pure Power Mouth Guard: An Extra Edge|Troy MI Cosmetic Dentist

Makkar Pure Power Mouth Guard: “All We Did Was Give Them An Extra Edge”

The Makkar Pure Power Mouth Guard has been gaining a lot of media attention, especially in the sports world.

“About 40 members of the New Orleans Saints are sporting the mouthpiece invented by Truro dentist Anil Makkar while seven players of the opposition Indianapolis Colts are also using the product.”

” “(The Saints) were already a great team.

They had all the right parts in place,” the 48-year-old Makkar said over the phone from Miami, where he’s attending Super Bowl festivities with the team and will take in the game Sunday. “I think all we did was give them an extra edge.”The mouthguard properly aligns the jaw and spine, allowing for better breathing and increased range of motion and power.It all started when Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was fitted for a Makkar PPM last year and noticed his headaches went away. He mentioned the mouthpiece to general manager Mickey Loomis. “

To get fitted for your own personal Pure Power Mouth Guard contact Dr. Ban Barbat and her experienced Metro Detroit Michigan neuromuscular dentist team today. Give yourself that necessary sporting edge, that has been used this year by Olympic Gold Medal Winners, Super Bowl Winners and powerhouse athletes from everysport to naturally and healthily enhance their natural abilities.Source: The Truro Daily News

Makkar Pure Power Mouthguard wins”Surprise Product of the Year”|Utica Cosmetic Dentist

The Makkar brand Pure Power Mouth-guard has been named the “Surprise Product of the Year” for the golf industry’s best for 2009.

It won out over the Viper Golf Tee, Geox Respira footwear, Bionic Glove, FootJoy TechSof Golf Socks, and the Robo Cup. To see the rest of the results check out the list by CLICKING HERE. The benefits of the professional mouth-guards are not limited to improving your golf game. Contact Dr. Ban Barbat at her Utica Cosmetic Dentist Office to find out more about the Pure Power Mouthguard.Source: