Posts for: May, 2011
PLAYSAFE mouthguards are sport specific dentist fitted multi-laminated mouthguards.
Over 5 million teeth will be knocked out at sporting events this year alone.1 According to experts in preventive sports medicine, lifetime dental rehabilitation costs can approach many thousands of dollars for each tooth lost in a sporting injury! And this doesn't include the associated costs of hours in the dental office and possible secondary problems such as periodontal (gum) disease2.The total rehabilitation cost for a single knocked-out tooth are more than 20 times the cost for a custom laminated, professional grade mouthguard.
Not all mouthguards are created equal
Both stock and boil and bite mouthguards are typically found in sporting good stores and neither fits as accurately as custom fabricated types. They often go unworn because they're uncomfortable and frequently interfere with breathing or speaking. Custom fabricated mouthguards have been shown to be far more effective than those offered in sporting good stores 2,3,4.
Dr. Martin can prescribe and fabricate a sport specific mouthguard available in 5 different levels of protection and in 15 different custom colors. Play hard this summer, but PLAYSAFE.
1. American Dental Association, Council on Dental Materials, Mouth Protectors adn Sports Team Dentists, JADA 1984: 84-7
2, Padilla, Ray DDS, Sports Dentistry adn PRevention of Oral Injuries, CDA Sessions, Anaheim, California; May12, 1995
3. Park et al, Methods of Improved Mouthguards, First International Symposium on Biomaterials, Taejon, Korea, August 1993
4. Kopp, Hans-Peter DDS, President:Technical Specifications PLAYSAFE Mouthguards, Erkodent, ErichKopp GmbH, Siemenstrasse #D- 72285
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