Southlake Cosmetic, Sedation and General Dentist, Dr. Timothy Huckabee, Agrees with the American Dental Association on the Importance of Mouth-guards in Sports

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Dr. Timothy Huckabee recognizes and discusses the importance of wearing performance mouth-wear in sports.

Timothy Huckabee, DDS

Your teeth are yours for life, you must take care of them. Protection during high performance activities can help prevent injury to your mouth.

Dr. Timothy Huckabee, of Huckabee Dental in Southlake, TX, suggests wearing mouth-guards for any activity that requires speed and strength. Most mouth-guards are designed with athletes in mind, but mouth-guards, which are synonymous with protective sports-guards, can be beneficial to anyone participating in high-risk activities. The American Dental Association states that mouth-guards are an important piece of athletic gear.

“I’ve seen patients for injuries due to the lack of wearing protective mouth-wear. It’s unfortunate. Many of these injuries could have been prevented,” Dr. Huckabee states. Just under half of older children and young adult dental injuries are incurred while playing sports. Sports guards not only protect teeth, they protect gums, cheeks and lips. Injury to your teeth can add up your dental bill quickly. If someone has a tooth knocked out, a patient may need a costly dental implant if they want a smile that is both cosmetically pleasing and functional.

There are many different forms of mouth-guards on the market. Many people purchase a standard one-size-fits-all mouth-guard. Yes, this protects your teeth, gums and tongue, but it’s not a snug fit. A custom-fit mouth-guard provided by your dentist goes the extra mile in mouth protection. A dentist will take an impression of a patient’s mouth then create a mouth-guard around their teeth. This creates a unique fit and may protect teeth better. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Huckabee, provides many Southlake athletes with protective mouth-wear every year. “Your teeth are yours for life, you must take care of them. Protection during high performance activities can help prevent injury to your mouth,” Dr. Huckabee suggests.

Dr. Huckabee and Huckabee Dental invite DFW athletes to their office to see how a custom-fit mouth-guard can help them stay protected.

About Huckabee Dental
Huckabee Dental is a full-service general and cosmetic dentistry practice serving the DFW metroplex. They specialize in family dentistry, crowns, root canals, Invisalign®, veneers, dentures, dental implants, sedation and emergency dental services in Southlake, Texas.

For more information, please call 817-329-4746 or visit http://www.dfwdental.com.

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