Tooth injuries are common as we move into the summer because more people are out and about and engaging in fun summer activities that are more dangerous than activities they engage in during the winter. So, be careful and protect your smile this summer by being in the know of what the most common ways tooth injuries occur.
1. Sports injuries are the #1 way that people cause trauma to their smile. People are out running around playing football, baseball and other high contact sports. Always protect your teeth with a mouth guard that is properly fit to your smile. If you do have an injury to a tooth schedule your appointment right away with Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. This can help minimize the damage and protect your smile.
2. Falls and Violence come in at the #2 spot. The only way to protect your smile in the case of violence or fights is avoid these types of situations.
3. Vehicle accidents where someone hits their steering wheel, dashboard or is on a motorcycle or other motorized vehicle are among the leading cause of tooth injury. It can be difficult to protect your smile in these situations because you may be focused on so many other problems. Once you get the other stuff taken care of, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team. They can help. If you lose a tooth in an accident call right away, it may be possible to save the tooth. Avoiding distracted driving and paying attention can decrease your risk of auto related injuries.
The summer is upon us and this includes fun, sun and great times with friends. But be careful and protect your smile. For more information about tooth related injuries or trauma contact Dr. Strutz and her team.