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A Mouthguard for NBA Star Isaiah Thomas

Even after losing a tooth in an on-court collision with an opposing player, Isaiah Thomas didn’t slow down. The Boston Celtics point guard completed the play…and the rest of the game. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of his dental problems — it was just the beginning. Over the next few days, Thomas had a total […]

Dr. Travis Stork: If Only I’d Worn A Mouthguard!

If we could go back in time, we all probably have a few things we wish we could change. Recently, Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and host of the syndicated TV show The Doctors, shared one of his do-over dreams with Dear Doctor magazine: “If I [could have] gone back and told myself as […]

Common Types of Tooth Injuries and How to Treat Them

Although naturally resilient, your teeth still face some significant dangers. Tooth decay and gum disease, “enemies” within the mouth, can severely damage your teeth and eventually lead to their loss. But there are also external dangers just as devastating — traumatic injuries that can happen in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, we can treat […]

Taylor Hicks: I Should Have Worn a Mouthguard!

Some train intensively for months ahead of time, so they can achieve peak performance during the season; others simply enjoy occasional pick-up games with friends. But here’s something all athletes, both amateurs and professionals, should know: Dental accidents in sports can happen at any time, and the consequences of not wearing the proper protective equipment […]

Tooth Trauma Doesn’t Have to Mean Tooth Loss

Tooth decay and other oral diseases aren’t the only dangers your teeth face — accidental injuries also pose a risk. Fortunately, much can be done to save injured teeth, if you act quickly. Dental injuries where part of the enamel crown has chipped off are the most common. Even if only one tooth appears damaged, […]

The Value of Mouthguards

Participating in athletic activities offers numerous well-documented health benefits — not to mention instilling the intangible values of discipline, teamwork and goal-setting. Of course, in nearly every sport, the possibility of injury exists as well. But don’t let that stop you or someone you love from playing! Instead, you can learn about the potential hazards […]

Jerry Rice’s Advice on Protecting Your Children’s Teeth

According to NFL football legend Jerry Rice, “Football can be brutal—injuries, including those to the face and mouth, are a common risk for any player.” And if anyone should know, it would be Jerry. During an interview with Dear Doctor magazine, the retired NFL pro discussed his good fortune to have had just a few […]

Are You an Athlete? Here Are Five Reasons You Should Wear a Mouthguard

Are you ready to suit up for sports? Mouthguards have been called the most important part of an athlete’s uniform. Designed to absorb and distribute the forces of impact received while you participate in athletic activities, your mouthguard is a protective appliance that covers and cushions your teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury […]